Tortoise recovery but turtle tragedy

SAFE: The tortoise has been put in the care of the C.R.E.A. recovery centre for threatened species. CREDIT: Guardia Civil

GUARDIA CIVIL recovered a protected species of tortoise which a local resident found near to the cemetery in Carboneras.
Officers picked up the Mora tortoise from a veterinary clinic so it could be put transferred to the care of the CREA recovery centre for threatened species.
Sadly the officers had to go from there along with Civil Protection personnel to pick up the dead body of a loggerhead turtle spotted on Carboneras’ Los Corrales beach.

CREDIT: Guardia Civil

It was handed over to the Equinac marine life rescue association to carry out an post-mortem to determine the cause of death.
This species of turtle is protected under the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES).

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

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