The Caribbean Sees a Giant Sea Turtle Comeback

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The good news is that leatherback turtles are making a comeback in regions that have implemented conservation laws, such as Trinidad, Puerto Rico, Florida, Guyana, and Suriname. However, they still need protection in most areas of the Caribbean, Asia, and the Eastern Pacific. As a follow-up to my co-blogger’s previous post on this topic, Sea turtles make comeback in Caribbean, I would like to add a few spectacular photos of these magnificent creatures.

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[. . .] While Trinidad supports some 80 percent of total leatherback nesting in the Caribbean, with a population of some 15,000 females laying eggs every two years, the turtles are also flourishing in other spots around the region. In northern Guyana, leatherbacks have become the most abundant marine turtle species instead of the rarest one as it was in recent decades. In neighboring Suriname, the creatures’ numbers have jumped tenfold, according to a 2007 assessment…

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Feb 12—-Wolves in France

 

FLORA AND FAUNA France reshuffles the pack in bid to end wolf wrangle Paris (AFP) Feb 07, 2013 – Can you teach a wolf not to eat sheep? The idea is being floated in France, where the return of the wolf has got farmers and environmentalists at each other’s throats. Under a proposed “National Wolf Plan,” the government says it will conduct experiments into “educating” the canine carnivore, which is spreading stealthily in remote areas. Rest assured, this scheme does not entail lec … more