Ajax loader
By using our website, you agree to our use of cookies as described in Cookie Policy.

Endangered turtles bred in captivity to help save species in Israel

Endangered turtles bred in captivity to help save species in Israel
ISRAEL-ANIMALS/TURTLES
RTX74J65
A newly-hatched baby sea turtle makes its way into the Mediterranean Sea for the first time, as part of the Israeli Sea Turtle Rescue Center's conservation program, at a beach near Mikhmoret north of Tel Aviv, Israel September 9, 2019. Green turtles are endangered worldwide, the World Wildlife Fund says. Among other hazards, they are threatened by hunting, human encroachment on the beaches where they nest, and pollution of their feeding grounds offshore.

According to the Israeli rescue center, only about 20 female green turtles nest along the Israeli Mediterranean coast during a breeding season that usually lasts from May until August. REUTERS/Amir Cohen