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United Arab Emirates | First evidence of nesting olive ridley sea turtles recorded in UAE

SHARJAH, 16th June, 2020 (WAM) -- The first evidence of Olive Ridley turtles breeding in the UAE has been announced today, World Sea Turtle Day, by Sharjah’s Environment and Protected Areas Authority, EPAA.

Classified as ‘Vulnerable’ by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, IUCN, the Olive Ridley turtle is the second-smallest and most abundant of the world’s six marine turtle species.

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