BA Ria Vung TauCon Dao National Park requires turning off the lights of the camera system in Hon Cau so as not to affect turtles on the shore to lay eggs.
On the afternoon of April 20, Mr. Nguyen Khac Pho, Director of Con Dao National Park, said that about a week ago, the garden installed a CCTV system in the yards and islands to manage and protect aquatic resources. prevent illegal canoes (this place is not an inland waterway) carrying passengers to worship, superstitious.
However, in Hon Cau, the camera placement is close to the area where sea turtles often lay eggs. The cameras have high-intensity lights that automatically turn on when it gets dark, preventing turtles from going ashore during the breeding season, because this species is very sensitive to light. Therefore, the garden has asked the construction unit to turn off the camera’s light function.
185 km from Vung Tau, Con Dao district is more than 75 km2, with 16 large and small islands. It has a very large population of sea turtles. During the breeding season, which lasts from April to October every year, thousands of sea turtles come to the sand to lay eggs, in which Hon Cau is one of the places where turtles come up the most. Since 1995, more than 300,000 baby turtles have been released into the sea in Con Dao.
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