Press releases

A sad slaughter up north

The senseless slaughter of a dugong and manta that took place in the Inhambane province of Mozambique in April has just come to light thanks to concerned tourists, stakeholders and conservationists.

The incident was apparently reported to authorities, however, the culprits have not been brought to justice. Dugongs are a protected species in Mozambique and as such, fines are applicable. The circumstances surrounding the incident are unclear, however, it is assumed that the animal was stranded on the outgoing tide in the shallows. No gill activities were noted that day.

Tofo turtle rescue

A loggerhead turtle that was rescued by Mozambican police from illegal fishermen was released back into the ocean with the help of local Tofo dive operator Peri-Peri Divers. The event was covered by Sangue Bom Productions, and was aired on national television.

The turtle had received minor wounds and was in a state of shock. Divers from PEri-Peri and Sangue Bom spent an hour with it before it swan off to live another day. By law, turtles are protected animals in Mozambique.

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