It’s a new story of poaching that permit to welcome Apetahi, a green turtle coming from the island of Raiatea. Fortunately, our new boarder called Apetahi (in reference to the specific flower of Tiare native from Raiatea) was saved thanks to a resident that prefers to keep his anonymous.
This green turtle was discovered in the municipality of Tamara, in a resident house. Turned over on herself since more than 48 hours when she was found, Apetahi has been immediately seized by the police that entrusted her to the Sea Turtle Clinic of Moorea. Wounded at the top of her head, Apetahi is really weaken and has been immediately placed under medical cares into the medical room at her arrival. We hope that she will feel better soon in order to proceed to her rehabilitation and her soon release into the wild.
We really would like to thank all the people that permit Apetahi to be saved thanks to their quick reactions : Air Tahiti, the Aremiti company, the Direction of the Environment in French Polynesia, and from Raiatea : Yasmina our volunteer and her family from the Tahiti Yatch Charter, Mathieu, Fabien and Heimanu! Mauruuru roa.