Occasionally I do a whole series of posts designed to tell a particular story.
In an effort to give my followers an insight into the conservation world beyond University, I will be interviewing my friends and colleagues about the amazing work that they do and how they got there. I hope that you get as much inspiration from them as I have.
Living in SE Asia has given me the opportunity to see some fantastic wildlife. It has also brought to my attention the many many sub-standard mini “zoos” created as tourist attractions. This series was intended to highlight the contrast of fascination and sadness that I experienced visiting them, and to raise awareness of the effects our demands as tourists have on the environment.
All species of Sea Turtle are classified as some level of endangered. Many hatcheries have been set up all over the world to try and protect turtle eggs, and whilst all are set up with the best intentions, some don’t have the correct protocols. Hatchlings should never be ‘kept back’ to grow bigger and stronger - they lose their natural imprinting and navigation instincts. The series of posts takes you through some of the do’s and don’ts when it comes to Turtle Conservation.