Home in focus: A haven for turtles

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

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 'A haven for turtles'. Print Edition | Subscribe