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The Giant comes to nest

Updated: Sep 30, 2019

On 19 July 2019 a leatherback turtle was sighted nesting in the Orango National Park, Bijagos archipelago.

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Collaborator from the local community with leatherback

This was a rare encounter, as the nesting beaches in the Orango National Park (PNO) are very extensive and some are also used by hippos at night, making it difficult to monitor at night. Therefore, the monitoring of nesting activities here is conducted during the day. This leatherback turtle Dermochelys coriacea was 1.55 meters long and 1.06 m wide. The Institute of Biodiversity and Protected Areas in collaboration with PNO communities ensures the protection of this and other nests until they hatch and release their young

Nest protection by local community


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