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Busting Indonesia’s Manta Gill Trade

Worth up to US$30 million a year, the global trade in manta ray gills depends on the industry traders for its survival. The recent arrest of a major Indonesian trader in manta ray gills marks the first time in the country’s history that anyone has been brought to justice in a case of marine conservation. It’s also proof of the determination of Indonesian authorities to stamp out the killing of one of the country’s most serene and majestic species; one that attracts US$ 140 million dollars every year in global tourism. Text and photos by Paul Hilton.

Empowering Children to Change the Fate of Sea Turtles in El Salvador

Can “Rock, Paper, Scissors” help save sea turtles? Non-profit SEE Turtles is working to share environmental education techniques in El Salvador.

Jumby Bay Hawksbill Project Celebrates 25 Years Researching Turtle Nesting Ecology

In my last post I reminisced about my childhood fascination with aquatic turtles. As a young hobbyist and amateur naturalist I had amassed a collection of these shelled reptiles to the dismay of my parents.  Back then it seemed that with every coming year, I needed a bigger tank or pool to house my assortment…