World Turtle News, 06/02/2015
May 31st marked the two year anniversary of the murder of Jairo Mora Sandoval whilst he was protecting sea turtles from poaches. While this was a shocking event things have changed, the patrols now have police protection and seaturtle eggs are being saved. Filmmaker David Weintraub is drawing national attention with ‘Call of the Ancient Mariner’ documentary. See the three stories at the head of the Conservation section.
If you’re in the Rockland County area why not become a turtle crossing guard (A super photo BTW), see the Volunteer section. In the Blog News section their is a great story and super photos about the Palm Beach Zoo’s Aldabra Tortoise experience. It looks like a lot of fun, I’m slightly jealous.
Turtle News From Around the World
Conservation On anniversary of conservationist Jairo Mora’s murder, Moín Beach turtles have protection.
Sea Shepherd Launches Operation Jairo, Sea Turtle Defense Campaign.
Turtle documentary explores bond between man, nature.
Secretariat of House of Representatives officially launched turtle preservation project.
Australia Zoo treats turtle with Floater Syndrome.
Local students give endangered turtles a head start for survival.
It’s egg-laying season for snapping turtles.
Wareham Club youngsters enter world of turtles.
Time spent with tortoises.
Did You Know…
The Aldabra Giant Tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea) is from the Aldabra Atoll in the Seyschelles. Many of the plant species have adapted to grow their seeds closer to the ground to avoid the tortoise’s close cropping jaws.
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Photo from Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times