Pix from Marine Conservation Society UK.
Yeah, you. I know either you or your mother-in-law or her mah jong clique, must have had turtle eggs for “health” reasons. No? Your neighbour on his trip to Terengganu or Kelantan recently?
Wake up and realise this truth. When we hasten the extinction of animal and plant species around us, we as the dominant species pave the way for our own annihilation.
There are simple ways to help boost the rapidly dwindling leatherback turtle population in Western Pacific and that includes Malaysian waters. But this includes making sure we don’t fuel demand for exotic food that fuels demand, that in turn encourage peaching of turtles and their eggs.
Experts are meeting in Terengganu this week to chart ways to restore the turtle population to their 1980 numbers, said biologist Peter Dutton.
Read the Reuters report.