The governor of Puerto Rico has signed a new law on April 13th that aims to give additional protection to the world’s largest endangered turtle species, the Leatherback Turtles. The new law will help protect an area known as the Northeast Ecological Corridor, a U.S. nesting site.
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An international team led by the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has documented a 78 percent decline in the number of nests of the critically endangered leatherback sea turtle in the Pacific Ocean. The experts fear, if the trend continues, the turtles may become extinct in the next 20 years.
The weekend task of diverting a river on the Caribbean island of Trinidad took an ugly turn when the bulldozers and excavators crushed thousands of baby leatherback turtles nesting on the beach. For a species where every little survivor is a chance of saving the turtles from extinction, this is a tragic loss.