MEDIA RELEASE – Excavation at Turtle Beach causing damage to turtle nesting site

The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) has launched an official investigation into the destruction of a turtle nesting site at Turtle Beach in Tobago, which is an important site for endangered leatherback turtles in Tobago. This investigation follows a video that has recently surfaced on social media, showing what appears to be land works and crushed turtle eggs scattered along the sand at Turtle Beach. As part of this investigation, officers from the EMA’s Environmental Police Unit (Tobago Office) and officers of the Division of Food Security, Natural Resources, the Environment and Sustainable Development of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) conducted a joint site visit today, 30 April 2024 to ascertain the extent of the works conducted.

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