‘Turtle Rangers’ Planting Decoy Eggs To Track, Catch Latin American Poachers
(Click to enlarge) Loggerhead sea turtle next (Credit: Public Domain Image)
The same tracking devices that help you find your keys and navigate with a smart phone could lead law enforcement to the profiteers in the expanding global trade of endangered sea turtle eggs.
(From KCBS)– Turtle rangers will lie in wait in the dark along Latin American beaches where poaching is common, and when mother turtles emerge from the sea, plant their decoys.
“We would find a nest that we know is vulnerable to poaching, dig into the nest and place this egg,” Sarah Otterstrom with conservation group Paso Pacifico told KCBS. Read the full story »