EMA Starts Investigative Work Into Destruction Of Turtle Nesting Site At Turtle Beach, Tobago

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EMA Starts Investigative Work Into Destruction Of Turtle Nesting Site At Turtle Beach, Tobago

The Environmental Management Authorities is investigating the recent destruction of a turtle nesting site at Turtle Beach in Tobago.

It says the joint agency site visit has been conducted, critical to the investigative process is determining the person or persons who authorized the excavation works and the owner/operator of the excavator.

To aid in the investigation, the EMA is urging members of the public to provide any evidence related to the excavation works.

One can report by contacting the EMA’s Hotline at 367-8824 (submit contact information, locations, photos or video recordings ONLY from mobile devices.

WhatsApp calls are not available on this service), [email protected] or calling 226-4EMA (4362) Ext #5.

All information will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Leatherback turtles are designated as Environmentally Sensitive Species and are protected under the Environmental Management Act Chap. 35:05 and other pieces of legislation.

Knowingly or recklessly conducting any activity which will adversely impact the ESS is in contravention of Section 70(2) of the Environmental Management Act Chap. 35:05, which carries a penalty of two years imprisonment and a fine of $100,000.00.