Rescued turtle released back into the sea at Gnejna Bay

A turtle which was rescued during the ferocious storms that hit Malta and Gozo in February has been released back into the wild. Crowds of schoolchildren clapped as the Janis the loggerhead turtle made her way down the sand and vanished under the waves at Gnejna Bay. Janis was found entangled in fishing line and […]

Two rescued turtles released off the Maltese coast

Two more turtles have been released off the Maltese coast. The creatures, named Jane and Angelique by Nature Trust Malta, were returned to the wild on the beach at Gnejna Bay after months in rehab. They were both found entangled in marine debris by fishermen but recovered from their ordeal thanks to the kindness and […]

Rescued turtle returns to the wild at Malta’s Gnejna Bay

A turtle has been released back into the wild after being rescued off the Maltese coast four days ago. Harry, the loggerhead turtle, was freed from Gnejna Bay on Monday morning by members of Nature Trust. He has also been microchipped for record purposes. Harry spent the weekend being nursed back to health after being […]

More than 5,000 turtles seized in luggage at airport

Malaysian authorities have arrested four men and seized more than 5,000 turtles from their luggage at Kuala Lumpur Airport. Officers found 5,255 baby red-ear slider turtles kept in small baskets in the luggage of two Indian nationals who flew in from China. Officials said the men had no permits for the turtles and told investigators that the […]

WATCH: Adorable turtle released at Maltese beach

This is the moment Lilly the loggerhead turtle was returned to sea by the man who rescued her. The six-year-old turtle was cheered by tourists, beach-goers and staff from the Azure Golden Sands Resort as she was released at Golden Bay on Thursday morning. Lilly was injured after swallowing a fishing hook near Gnejna Bay […]