Saturday, May 25, 2024

green turtle

Reminder – Protection of Sea Turtles

The Department hereby reminds the PUBLIC that in accordance with Regulation 10 of Statutory Instrument No. 66 of 2002, under the Fisheries Resources Act No. 7 of 2020: • No person shall fish for in the waters of Belize or buy, sell, or have in possession any turtle of the following species: a) Eretmochelys imbricata (Hawksbill Turtle) b) Caretta caretta (Loggerhead Turtle) c) Chelonia mydas (Green Turtle) d) Dermochelys coriacea (Leatherback Turtles)

Development continues to threaten turtle nesting on Ambergris Caye

As the 2018 sea turtles nesting season continues, Hol Chan Marine Reserve (HCMR) personnel have been monitoring what seems to be a very active season.

Green Turtle Fatally Injured at Mexico Rocks

Due to feeding practices, a Juvenile Green turtle at Mexico Rocks was fatally injured on December 16th.

Turtle Nesting season is at its peak!

The sea turtle nesting season runs from May-November of each year, with July being the peak nesting period. Reports are that this year’s nest...

Largest number of turtle nests recorded on Ambergris Caye in 2013

While the number of turtle nests recorded was larger than 2012, reports indicate that hatching success went down by over 11%.

Turtle nesting season “looking positive”

The month of August is the peak period for turtle nesting season in Belize. The full season runs from May to November. Reports from...

Juvenile Hawksbill Turtle undergoes flipper amputation

With collaboration between veterinarians Paul Calle & Orlando Baptist, a juvenile Hawksbill turtle's left front flipper was amputated to improve the turtle’s mobility.

Turtle report 2011 released: May shows improvement in nesting season

Biologist Kirah Foreman from Hol Chan Marine Reserve has officially released the 2011 turtle monitoring report to coincide with the commencement of the 2012 turtle nesting season in Belize