Since the tagging of Solo, the Leather back Turtle early this year, at Haevo Kulano, Integrated Conservancy Center; beach, SOL2023 GOC continues to get updates of its travels across the Western Pacific waters.
The latest update received this week shows the leatherback turtles have now visited the waters of 14 of the 24 participating countries who will be in this year’s Pacific games.
Peter Waldin who is acting Director for Nature conservancy Solomon Islands for leatherback satellite tagging said “ Solo and her nine sister-cousins are fantastic ambassadors for the Pacific Games. The ten turtles have now visited the waters of 14 of the 24 participating countries – Solomon Islands, American Samoa, Australia, Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Wallis and Futuna .”
Ever Since the unveiling of the Games mascot in May of last year, 2022, The Nature Conservancy Solomon Islands is happy to work in partnership with the Games organizing committee. Strengthening the message of the conservation of Turtles in the Pacific Region.