217 Hawksbill sea turtles are hatching at EGA’s Al Taweelah Beach

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Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) has reported the successful hatching of 217 Hawksbill turtles at Al Taweelah beach during this summer’s nesting season. Hawksbill turtles are critically endangered, as per the International Union for Conservation of Nature. EGA’s Sustainability team, along with company volunteers, diligently maintain the beach by clearing debris, monitoring visiting turtles, and safeguarding nests.
Since the program’s initiation in 2011, approximately 110 nests have been recorded on the beach adjacent to EGA’s operations, resulting in the successful hatching of over 7,200 turtles.
EGA also collaborates with the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Centre of the Jumeirah Group to rescue and rehabilitate injured and ill turtles. Fortunately, no such turtles were found requiring assistance this year.
Salman Abdulla, EGA’s Executive Vice President of Sustainability and ESG, emphasized their commitment to preserving the natural nesting habitat of turtles at Al Taweelah beach. They ensure their operations do not disrupt this environment and strive to contribute to the thriving of this iconic species

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