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Please help stop the slaughter of turtles in Bali

Please help stop the slaughter of turtles in Bali by signing these two petitions on Change.Org. Each signature will be sent to the Governor of Bali and the Bali Tourist Board directly. The slaughter is illegal under Government Act No 7/1999, which prohibits the killing and trading Sea Turtles !! Sadly, the issue is now [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:37+01:00April 27th, 2013|General, Indonesia|

New law to protect Puerto Rico leatherback turtles

Puerto Rico has introduced a new law protecting a swathe of the island's coast that has become a major nesting site for the world's largest turtle, the leatherback. The Northeast Ecological Corridor comprises 14 sq km (5.4 sq miles) of the island's coast. The law ends a 15-year battle which pitted developers against green activists [...]

By |2015-08-07T16:11:12+01:00April 14th, 2013|General|

In Costa Rica, Jaguars feast on endangered sea turtles

TORTUGUERO, Costa Rica -- A sole pair of sea turtle tracks is all that punctuates the serenity of sand along the protected beach on this Central American country’s Caribbean side. The turtle made it out of the ocean to a preferred nesting spot -- but never made it back. It was the first turtle researchers [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:38+01:00April 8th, 2013|General|

Tainted Turtle Meat Kills at Least Three Kids, Poisons Hundreds in West Sumatra

At least three people have died and hundreds more were sickened after consuming toxic turtle meat in Mentawai Island, West Sumatra, a local news portal reported on Wednesday. Rijel Samaloisa, deputy mayor of Mentawai, told news portal that three children — a 3-year-old, an 8-year-old and an 11-month-old – died after eating the tainted [...]

By |2017-08-08T10:01:20+01:00March 29th, 2013|General, Indonesia|

Drift gillnets kept out of leatherback area . . . for now

At the meeting a few days ago in Tacoma, Washington, the Council considered a full array of proposals to expand the use of drift gillnets off California and Oregon and into an area currently designated to protect Pacific. We can breathe a momentary sigh of relief. This Monday, the Pacific Fishery Management Council voted unanimously [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:38+01:00March 16th, 2013|General|

Species “Extinction Crisis” to be focus of CITES meeting in Bangkok

New plans to protect elephants, rhinos and other species will be discussed at a critical meeting that begins in Bangkok on Sunday. Delegates will review the convention on the international trade in endangered species (CITES). Around 35,000 animals and plants are at present protected by the treaty. But with a global "extinction crisis" facing many [...]

By |2015-08-07T16:13:47+01:00March 3rd, 2013|General|

Illegal turtle trade in Bali increasing again

From the Jakarta Post, January 25, 2013 The illegal green turtle trade in Bali has returned to an old style, the smuggling and trading of living animals, environmental activists claimed. Wayan Wiradnyana, chairman of the Bali Sea Turtle Society, said in a meeting in Denpasar on Thursday that the newest mode of alleged illegal trading [...]

By |2017-08-08T10:03:31+01:00January 27th, 2013|General, Indonesia|