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


Colin Hope
Colin Hope2 years ago


Jane R.
Jane R2 years ago

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

Carole R.
Carole R2 years ago


Alexandra G.
Alexandra G2 years ago

thank you for great news

Magdalena J.
Past Member 2 years ago

Thank you!

Christine Stewart

So grateful to these folks for saving sea turtles!

Sheila Priest
Sheila Priest2 years 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.
.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Chris M.
Chris M5 years ago

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

Serena Alonzi
5 years ago

I love turtles!