Home in focus: A haven for turtles

Nearly 300 hatchlings at Sisters' Islands hatchery in its first year

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Some turtles can live to well over 100, so they can be forgiven for not getting too excited when their local hatchery celebrates its one-year anniversary on Sunday. The event will mark a significant milestone for conservation efforts here.

The turtle hatchery - a first here - was opened last September at the Sisters' Islands Marine Park to increase the survival rates of hawksbill and green sea turtles, both critically endangered and native to Singapore.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 23, 2019, with the headline Home in focus: A haven for turtles. Subscribe