From Wildlife Extra:
August 2008. The emergence of 92 live hatchlings marks the success of an awareness-raising campaign launched by Blue Ventures two years ago. This aims to find and protect turtle nests along a 50km stretch of coastline south of Morombe.
The hatching of Green Turtles in southwest Madagascar has been witnessed by marine conservationists working for British charity, Blue Ventures Conservation.
In a move unprecedented in southwest Madagascar, residents of the remote village of Lamboara have now voted to protect surrounding beaches, outlawing turtle nest raiding and targeted turtle fishing.
Education paying dividends
“The impact of a small amount of education on the lifecycle and biology of the turtle has been amazing,” says marine biologist Charlotte Gough, campaign co-ordinator. “People here understand their resources are being overexploited, and that they need to do something to preserve them for future generations. The residents themselves put forward the idea of protecting whole beaches during the nesting season.”
See also here.
Marine turtles in Kenya fitted with satnav systems: here.
Madagascar tortoises smuggled to Malaysia: here.