The Royal Thai Navy released sea turtles and planted mangroves to preserve the environment as wished by HM Queen Sirikit for her birthday.
Adm. Naris Pratoomsuwan, commander of the Royal Thai Fleet, presided over the Aug. 9 event where 758 turtles from the Navy’s Sea Turtle Conservation Center were set free. The 1,000 participants also planted mangroves to preserve the coastal environment.
Among the turtles released was a 5-year-old green turtle breeder and a 10-year-old hawksbill sea turtle saved by the center.
Adm. Naris said HM the Queen is known as the “Mother of the Land” for her long commitment to the environment. Ecological activities such as these are intended to honor Her Majesty on her birthday.