5,000 Turtles Saved in Kenya (VIDEO)

Sea turtles in Kenya are endangered. Only 1% of those hatched along the beaches reach adulthood. Humans are their main enemy since turtles and their eggs are heavily incorporated into the diet of coastal Kenyans. 

This video shows members of the Kenya Sea Turtle Conservation Committee watching over hatching turtles to ensure they make it to the ocean, and educating villagers about the importance of protecting turtles. They also pay fishermen for turtles caught in fish nets and have saved some 5,000 by doing so.

Photo credit: Tundi Pecsvari

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Colin Hope
Colin Hopeabout a year ago


Jane R.
Jane R.about a year ago

This is so inspiring. Bravo to all who were involved with this rescue.

Carole R.
Carole R.about a year ago


Alexandra G.
Alexandra G.about a year ago

thank you for great news

Magdalena J.
Magdalena C.about a year ago

Thank you!

Christine Stewart
Christine Stewartabout a year ago

So grateful to these folks for saving sea turtles!

Sheila Priest
Sheila Priestabout a year ago

The people who look after these turtles want applauding. The turtles are sweet creatures. The carers also educate people about turtles which is a big step as turtles are a main part
Of the people's diet. Well done to all concerned .

Duane B.
.2 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Chris M.
Chris M.4 years ago

Every single turtle counts, matters, and deserves to be preserved and cherished...

Serena Alonzi
4 years ago

I love turtles!