Photograph: Firdia Lisnawati/AP
A positive image from Thursday’s Guardian. (Most of the others are of bad news.)
And the complete story in the Jakarta Post on Friday.
Amid scorching heat and high waves on Kuta Beach, foreign and domestic tourists participated in the release of 12 sea turtles on Wednesday morning.
The green turtles (chelonia mydas) and hawksbill turtles (eretmochelys imbricata) had been previously rescued by Denpasar Police from poachers in March.
“All the turtles that were released … were rescued on March 8. This was an attempt to protect turtles, which are an endangered species,” Denpasar Police chief Sr. Comr. Djoko Hariutomo said.
The police actually seized 17 turtles in March – 15 green turtles and two hawksbill turtles. One of the turtles died, while four others remain in a turtle-breeding center to be used as evidence in the trial of the suspected poachers.
The turtles were rescued from a 33-year-old construction worker from Banjar Kelan in South Kuta identified as I Wayan Sukarta. He caught the turtles in Kedonganan.