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How Egypt's government plans to save sea turtles

Cairo is preparing to launch a nationwide program to end the slaughter of sea turtles, which are becoming an endangered species.
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CAIRO — The Egyptian Ministry of Environment is preparing to launch the National Plan for the Protection of Turtles in mid-summer, according to Mohammed Issawi, the director of the reserves in the northern coastal area at the ministry.

Issawi told Al-Monitor that the plan involves several mechanisms, most importantly the formation of a task force for rapid intervention along the coasts to monitor fishermen and fishmongers and ban the trade of endangered species, namely sea turtles, and to release the captured ones in the closest natural habitat.

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