SAVING THE OCEAN

Program Details
Air Time: 
08/27/2013 - 9:30am - 9:59am
Program Title: 
TRINIDAD'S TURTLE GIANTS
Program Service: 
EX
PSIP Description: 
Efforts by local leaders transformed Trinidad's leatherbacks from shark bait to tourist attraction.
Long Description: 
After local leaders launched a crusade to end the slaughter of Trinidad's thousand-pound leatherback turtles, the turtles were transformed from shark bait to tourist attraction. Now Trinidad's beaches support 80 percent of the entire Caribbean's leatherbacks and nearby villages make a great living catering to the visitors.