World Turtle News, 10/11/2019
Cultural Conflict Hinders Taiwan’s Green Sea Turtle Conservation
After many years of efforts, conservation measures have still not integrated successfully into the local community. Staff conducting the conservation measures had been verbally humiliated and physically attacked by local residents, and some residents even considered them an important source of the disruption towards local turtles’ living environment. Green sea turtle conservation measures did not consider local aboriginal culture and the meeting of these two resulted in tension and conflicts.
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Photo from Kuo Wei Kao.