Authorities in Seychelles are stepping up monitoring and surveillance efforts after poaching cases of green turtles have been detected, said a top environment official.

The cases of poaching were recorded at Grand Police beach in the southern part of the main island Mahe.

The environment conservation officer, Ashley Pothin, told SNA that this is a high point of concern as in the past this area has been strongly targeted by poachers.

“Due to the fact that the area is isolated, it has been one of the nesting grounds where we have had a lot of challenges as it is an easy target for poachers,” said Pothin.

Seychelles, an archipelago in the western Indian Ocean, is home to one of the world’s largest populations of the green and hawksbill turtle….
Source: Seychelles News Agency