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Public appeal during turtle release 

Fuerteventura Cabildo supported for another year the organisation of the III Encounter of Environmental Volunteering.

The event was co-ordinated by the Association of Volunteers of Aid to Nature of Fuerteventura (AvanFuer) and was held under the motto ‘Youth and environment’ in the Youth Hostel of Tefía.

On the beach of Jarugo, the young people attended the release of a specimen of loggerhead turtle, collected in front of the islet of Lobos at the end of April with low weight, upper respiratory infection and severe larynx and mild conjunctival infections. After its stay at the Marine Turtle Recovery and Conservation Centre of Morro Jable, the turtle recovered its weight until it reached a normal average of just over 7 kgs.

The beach also hosted workshops on traces of sea turtles, identification of cetaceans in the Canary Islands and marine pollution by plastics, as well as a beach cleaning action, the ‘Fuerteventura free of plastics’.

Those present were urged to be responsible citizens and help look after the environment, taking special care not to throw rubbish into the sea or leave it on the beach.