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Hawksbill turtle at great risk


Working to protect turtles: Chew and Norhizam at the latter’s office in Melaka.

Working to protect turtles: Chew and Norhizam at the latter’s office in Melaka.

MELAKA: The critically endangered hawksbill turtle could end up as part of Melaka history by 2070 if conservation efforts are not taken seriously, warns a state executive councillor.

Melaka Agriculture, Entrepre­neur Development, Agro-based and Co-operative committee chairman Norhizam Hassan Baktee said the hawksbill turtle could become completely extinct in 50 years if the number of landings at the coastline continued to show a downward trend.

   

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