ERA has issued an emergency conservation order (ECO) to protect the loggerhead turtle nest at Golden Bay.
This was announced in a press release, which outlined how the ECO ensures adequate protection of the nesting area and the eventual hatching of young turtles. The ECO aims at controlling any human activities which could disturb this process. These include trampling, use of generators, generation of excessive noise and the letting off of fireworks in the vicinity of the nest. These regulations remain in effect until the 8th September 2020. Further information can be obtained here.
ERA appealed for public collaboration to reduce impacts on turtle nests and urges the general public to report any turtle activity or environmental illegality immediately to ERA on 99210404 or firstname.lastname@example.org.