Hawksbill turtle 'leucistic' phenomenon found first time in Qatar

Hawksbill turtle 'leucistic' phenomenon found first time in Qatar

The Environmental Science Centre (ESC) at Qatar University (QU) has observed and studied a new phenomenon - called leucistic - among hawksbill turtles, in co-operation with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment.

Turtle nests relocated for safety

Turtle nests relocated for safety

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment's (MME) Department of Environmental Protection, Natural Reserves, and Wildlife announced on Tuesday ...

Woman fined for taking turtle for a walk in Rome

Woman fined for taking turtle for a walk in Rome

An Italian woman who took her pizza-sized turtle out for a walk has been fined 400 euros ($440) by the Roman police for breaking strict coronavirus confinement rules.

Massive beach clean-up for Hong Kong sea turtles

Massive beach clean-up for Hong Kong sea turtles

There has been increasing concern over the amount of rubbish in Hong Kong waters which washes up on its numerous beaches. Authorities and environmentalists have pointed the finger at southern mainland China as the source.

New turtle species found in PNG

New turtle species found in PNG

A new species of freshwater turtle has been discovered in Papua New Guinea, one of a group which would have been present for the full geological formation of its main Pacific island, researchers said yesterday.

Vietnam's beloved sacred turtle dies

Vietnam's beloved sacred turtle dies

A sacred giant turtle venerated as a symbol of Vietnam's independence struggle has died, state media said, prompting an outpouring of grief and fears the death bodes ill for an upcoming communist leadership handover.