250 rescued sea turtles will be released back into the ocean
Come and see over 250 rescued sea turtles at The National Aquarium before being released back into the ocean. Since the beginning of 2022, The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi with the support of TNA has carried out this operation.
In 2021, The National Aquarium along with the EAD rescued, rehabilitated and released more than 200 turtles in the Arabian Gulf.
EAD and TNA are also now rehabilitating an Olive Ridley Sea Turtle, a species rarely seen in UAE waters. With the help of additional manpower and state-of-the-art facilities, the efforts have doubled to rescue, rehabilitate and release. This was possible for EAD and TNA through the Wildlife Rescue Programme.
Over 200 sea turtles have already been rescued by Abu Dhabi’s Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi’s largest environmental regulator. The EAD is dedicated to protecting and enhancing the desert and marine ecosystems of Abu Dhabi.
The National Aquarium of Abu Dhabi (TNA), the largest aquarium in the Middle East, has supported EAD’s commendable efforts by partnering with their Wildlife Rescue Programme.
EAD has now increased its efforts to protect and conserve native wildlife. This is in response to the increasing number of stranded sea turtles in the Abu Dhabi’s water every year.
The Middle East’s largest environmental regulator and the world’s largest aquarium are joining forces to create the UAE’s first Wildlife Rescue Programme.