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Nyafessa research camp

This site close to the Congo border is particularly favoured by nesting olive ridley turtles, which are vulnerable to different threats than leatherbacks.  Being smaller in size, olive ridleys dig shallower nests which are more easily discovered by wild predators in search of food.  Our expert team therefore is charged with transferring the more vulnerable nests to protected beach nurseries where they shelter their incubation and then carefully release the new-borns at sea, giving them a needed jumpstart on life.

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