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A young Nigerian woman is saving sea turtles by getting kids involved in beach cleanups

By Mark A. Bonta / November 19, 2019 / Comments Off on A young Nigerian woman is saving sea turtles by getting kids involved in beach cleanups

Sea turtles are getting sorely needed help in Lagos, an African megacity on the coast of Nigeria. They have Doyinsola Ogunye, a law-school graduate from the University of Lagos and an accomplished community organizer, to thank. Ogunye links her work in the community with ecological activism, organizing beach cleanups that brings dozens of local kids […]

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New sea turtle protections in Mexico

By Mark A. Bonta / September 25, 2018 / Comments Off on New sea turtle protections in Mexico

Along the “Maya Riviera,” sea-turtle nesting beaches are endangered by development of luxury resort hotels, and nowhere more so than in rapidly growing Tulum (Quintana Roo state). However, in a major victory for the turtles, Mexico’s federal environmental agency has refused to authorize a new development that encroaches on the Xcacel-Xcacelito Bay, the largest nesting […]

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