Endangered turtles rescued from poachers in Bali

STORY: These endangered green sea turtles

were rescued from poachers at sea

Location: Bali, Indonesia

Authorities discovered them

during a routine navy operation

"At the time of the navy operation, the poachers fled into the waters of Sumber Sari or the Cekik area and left behind evidence in the form of 43 live green turtles, two fishing boats with four motors attached."

The species has been on a

significant decline in recent years

due to hunting, loss of beach nesting sites

and getting caught in fishing gear

Wildlife officials will later

release them back into the wild