In line with the NCF mission to preserve the full range of Nigeria's biodiversity which includes species, ecosystem and genetic biodiversity, a Sea Turtle was rescued and released in to the sea at the Alpha Beach in Lagos.
Two nature enthusiasts, Ayo Fadahunsi and James Kehinde brought the Sea Turtle to the Lekki Conservation Centre (LCC) from Jakande round/about along the Lagos - Epe expressway.
Sea Turtle can be found along the Nigerian coastline. Leatherback Turtle for instance, is one of the five species of sea turtles that can be found in Nigerian coastline. It is the largest living sea turtle with weight and length exceeding over 650kg and 7ft respectively. With a lifespan of about 30 years in the wild and are currently threatened by marine pollution, poaching and harvest of eggs along beaches.
Sea Turtle is an endangered species wherever it is found. Part of the measures to enhance its conservation and protection is to rescue it from captivity.