113 baby turtles were released at Hazam Para beach in Teknaf. These babies were released from the Hatchery of Hazam Para and North Sheelkhali Kachim of the upazila last Thursday afternoon.CODEC Nature and Life Project is working to increase the awareness of the local public including the fishermen community with the aim of preserving marine biodiversity.Under the supervision of Cox’s Bazar South Forest Department, the hatchlings are hatched in the turtle hatchery of CODEC Nature and Life Project. After keeping the eggs in the hatchery for 60 to 65 days, the hatchlings hatch. 3 tortoise hatcheries have been set up under the initiative of the project at Baharchhara of Teknaf upazila and Jaliapalong union of Ukhia upazila. So far this year, 99 turtle hatcheries have been hatched. 10895 eggs were collected from the nest and stored in the said hatchery 3. After the specified breeding time, 543 baby turtles have been obtained from the hatcheries so far. These are released in the sea. The rest are waiting for breeding in the hatchery. After breeding, the babies will be released in the sea.In this regard, Natural Resource Management Manager Asim Barua said, Codec has been working on sea turtle conservation since 2020 with the funding of the donor agency USAID. Codec has already completed a survey work with the active participation of various levels of representatives in the adoption and implementation of detailed plans for turtle conservation.CODEC Deputy Executive Director Kamal Sengupta, Professor Dr. Aktar Hossain, Forest and Environmental Science Professor Dr. Bayezid Mahmud Khan, Chittagong University Mizanur Rahman Yusuf, CODEC Nature and Life Project Director Sheetal Kumar Nath, Deputy Project Director Narayan were present. Chandra, Das, Natural Resource Management Manager Asim Barua, Site Coordinator Md Shariful Alam Tuhin and Md Liaquat Ali.