Sunday was a bad day for Leatherback Sea Turtles
Up to 20,000 sea turtle eggs crushed by bulldozers on Caribbean island
How incredibly sad when such devastation could so easily have been avoided.
Morons. Plain and very simple.
Here's a bit of good news from the Sierra Club to temper the above tragedy.
Good News for Baby Sea Turtles
The Sierra Club's Puerto Rico Chapter notched a huge victory when the island's governor signed a bill protecting nearly 2,000 acres of the Northeast Ecological Corridor from development. For more than 15 years, a proposal to build two megaresorts loomed over the Corridor, which includes one of the most important nesting grounds on Earth for the endangered leatherback sea turtle.
"Golf courses and baby sea turtles don't mix," says Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune. Find out how the Sierra Club Puerto Rico Chapter and other grassroots groups kept this wondrous place from being turned into condos and putting greens.
That first story is heartbreaking, the second is great. Thanks for that.
I've watched 2 leatherbacks and one hook bill lay eggs this week. It's incredible.
Thanks for taking the time to share this article. It's a really sad one, but spreading the word helps raise awareness and its a great reminder of what happens when no one is watching. It sure inspires me to watch.