Sunday was a bad day for Leatherback Sea Turtles
Up to 20,000 sea turtle eggs crushed by bulldozers on Caribbean island
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.