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Fiji’s FBC helps save turtle

Tuesday 20 Sep 2011
The Fiji Broadcasting Corporation has been hailed for helping save a turtle in waters off Vatoa Island.

At an awareness workshop on Vatoa Island, the environmental conservation organisation WWF heard that the turtle had been spared as a result of a radio show on Radio Fiji One and a message on the turtle’s satellite tag.

The radio show had reported that the turtle had been satellite tagged in French Polynesia and was travelling towards Fiji.

The turtle was captured by villagers. However, they had heard the radio reports. This, combined with the message reading “Save me, don’t eat me”, prompted them to release the turtle and leave the tag in place.