Turtle concern: Australian businessman denies threatening to sell Conflict Islands to China

  • 📰 YahooSG
  • ⏱ Reading Time:
  • 58 sec. here
  • 2 min. at publisher
  • 📊 Quality Score:
  • News: 27%
  • Publisher: 71%

Singapore Headlines News

Singapore Latest News,Singapore Headlines

It was something he said that led to the claims 🐢⬇️

Photograph: Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images

The largely uninhabited atolls are a nesting ground for critically endangered hawksbill and green turtles, whose breeding season begins within weeks. Some thenGowrie-Smith had been talking about selling the islands or developing partnerships to support the conservation work for several years, and hoped the Australian government could work with PNG, or by supporting a charity, to protect the breeding grounds.

But Gowrie-Smith said any suggestion he was threatening to sell the islands to China was entirely wrong.“The point that’s been lost is that whomever I might sell it to may in turn decide to sell at some future point in time to a foreign nation that may or may not be friendly.” The Conflict Islands Conservation Initiative has employed rangers to protect and re-home eggs. They scoop the eggs out of danger and carry them in ziplock bags to a safer beach where they are reburied until they hatch. The project, which Gowrie-Smith said cost about $1m a year, has been supported by not-for-profits and by the cruise ships that have brought visitors to the islands.“That is the dominant activity of the islands,” Gowrie-Smith said.

 

Thank you for your comment. Your comment will be published after being reviewed.
Please try again later.
We have summarized this news so that you can read it quickly. If you are interested in the news, you can read the full text here. Read more:

 /  🏆 3. in SG

Singapore Latest News, Singapore Headlines

Similar News:You can also read news stories similar to this one that we have collected from other news sources.

'Steps to go' but All Blacks coach satisfied after Rugby ChampionshipIan Foster did not know for sure that his All Blacks team had won the Rugby Championship when he spoke to the media after the 40-14 win over Australia on Saturday, but he could not disguise his satisfaction at a third straight win.Ultimately, South Africa's later 38-21 win over Argentina in Durban was ins
Source: ChannelNewsAsia - 🏆 6. / 66 Read more »

Russia's Lavrov accuses Washington of 'playing with fire' around TaiwanChina said it will press on working for 'peaceful reunification' with the democratically-governed island. Read more at straitstimes.com. straits_times “Facist Italy accuses Washington of playing with fire around Poland”
Source: STForeignDesk - 🏆 4. / 71 Read more »

Possibility of linking Jurong Lake District, Jurong Town Hall stations as interchange being studied: IswaranSingapore is studying whether the Jurong Lake District station on the Cross Island MRT... Oh!!! I think those are the voters.. 🤣🥰🤣
Source: thenewpaper - 🏆 7. / 63 Read more »

Meet the 80-year-old joss paper seller who fled a revolution in China for a life in SingaporeNan Seng Chan’s founder Ng Cheng Hun shares the poignant story of his journey from Chinese refugee to a businessman in Singapore. 打不過別人? Cultural revolution started in 1956? Am I missing something? maybe ur journalist want to proofread stuff or read abt history before u post another one sided story. RCC_SG Huigoon llicTos Somehow, some of these sayings grandmother loves the oldest grandson, sons are the lovers of the mother and daughters are the lovers of the father in former life just seem to be the case.
Source: ChannelNewsAsia - 🏆 6. / 66 Read more »

Ukraine to slash ties with Iran over 'evil' drones supply to RussiaEight Iranian-made unmanned aerial vehicles have been shot down so far in the conflict, says Ukraine. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Source: STForeignDesk - 🏆 4. / 71 Read more »

Top US bank CEOs warn they can stop working with China if Taiwan is invaded‘We will follow government’s guidance which has been for decades to work with China’ Being cancer-stricken and begging CPF Board to repay overdue debt; that which in any case cannot be done as the money had been commingled and funneled to private entity Temasek Holdings for Ho Ching to wager on unviable, untenable and ultimately, invariably doomed gambles You can Naff-Off anytime. Cina has reputedly placed $11 Trillions of their excess fund in USA. They will loose out all and the economy may even collapse like a domino. Do not copy a crazy man like Rusa Putin. Oh Dear.
Source: YahooSG - 🏆 3. / 71 Read more »