Group formed to pro­tect en­dan­gered tur­tles

China Daily European Weekly - - News Digest -

A new group ded­i­cated to the pro­tec­tion of en­dan­gered sea tur­tles was formed in Sanya, Hainan prov­ince, on May 23, the 19th World Tur­tles Day. The group, call­ing it­self the China Sea Tur­tle Con­ser­va­tion Al­liance, re­leased 37 con­fis­cated tur­tles into the ocean in Sanya. “The es­tab­lish­ment of the al­liance will lift sea tur­tle con­ser­va­tion work to a new level,” said Li Yan­liang, head of the Na­tional Aquatic Wildlife Con­ser­va­tion As­so­ci­a­tion.

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