Marking a milestone


Some of the volunteers who took part in the community beach cleaning programme in Pulau Libaran.

KOTA KINABALU: Young conservationist Iszuddin Ahmad Izham, who has been selling cookies to raise funds for turtle protection efforts, had the chance to witness the release of turtle hatchlings.Iszuddin, 12, who flew to Sandakan from Kuala Lumpur with his father, was invited for an event to mark the release of the 30,000th hatchling in Pulau Libaran to thank the boy for his concern and interest in turtle conservation.

Friends of Sea Turtles Education and Research (Foster) president Alexander Yee said it was heartwarming to see such a young boy wanting to do something for conservation.

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