Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Loggerhead 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)

Choking loggerhead turtle rescued from pufferfish

We too are thankful that Soto and Bladen took the initiative to save one of our beloved sea turtles. These magnificent creatures are a vital part of our waters, and practically mascots of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve.

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.

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...

Injured turtle found at Hol Chan Marine Reserve receives rehabilitation

An adult male loggerhead turtle has been rescued by park rangers at Hol Chan Marine Reserve and is being rehabilitated at the reserve office....

High number of stranded turtles washing up on Ambergris Caye

Hol Chan Marine Reserve, the entity that runs the Ambergris Caye Marine Turtle Program, is reporting that a high number of young and juvenile...

Stranded Loggerhead Turtle being treated on Ambergris Caye

On Saturday, February 22nd a female Loggerhead turtle was found stranded in a stretch of beach in the Maya Beach Area of the Placencia...

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%.