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5,000 Turtles Saved in Kenya (VIDEO)

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.

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Photo credit: Tundi Pecsvari

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10:23PM PDT on Aug 2, 2014

Awesome!!

5:45PM PDT on Jul 29, 2014

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

1:26PM PDT on Jul 29, 2014

Wonderful

2:31AM PDT on Jul 29, 2014

thank you for great news

12:36AM PDT on Jul 29, 2014

Thank you!

4:59PM PDT on Jul 28, 2014

So grateful to these folks for saving sea turtles!

4:06AM PDT on Jun 26, 2014

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 .

11:41AM PST on Jan 14, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

10:52AM PDT on Sep 18, 2011

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

12:40PM PDT on Aug 30, 2011

I love turtles!

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