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18 / 10 / 2017
7:05 pm

Denpasar

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Sixteen turtles saved from being satay

A total of 16 critically endangered hawksbill turtles were saved from becoming tasty skewered meat by Bali police.

The turtles were intercepted by authorities in the port of Gilimanuk and were allegedly destined for a number of restaurants in Denpasar. The turtles were discovered on the beach at Gilimanuk and were bound when police arrived at the scene. The turtles would be released back into the wild after making a full recovery. The hawksbill is listed as critically endangered by The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and is featured on that organizations’ Red List.