23 Sep '13, 2pm

Hooray! Endangered Green Sea Turtles Make a Comeback in Florida

Hooray! Endangered Green Sea Turtles Make a Comeback in Florida

Ehrhart and Blair Witherington, a scientist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission , believe the resurgence really began when the green sea turtle was added to the federal list of endangered species in 1978, thereby banning the harvest of eggs, turtle fishing and any sale of sea turtle meat – domestic or imported. “When we stopped eating them, that was a pretty big effect,” said Witherington. “Lo and behold, you stop hitting them on the head and killing them, and they come back.” There has been a huge increase in public support for recovery efforts and sea turtle-friendly ordinances. Under Florida rules, biologists now save nests that would have been destroyed in the past – in construction sites or below the high-tide line, where waves can expose the eggs. “After all these years, it really feels like we’re making headway,” said Bill Ahern, Miami-Dade Cou...

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2013/09/23/endangered-green-sea-t...

Tweets

Rihanna poses with endangered primate stolen from the wild

Rihanna poses with endangered primate stolen fr...

news.mongabay.com 23 Sep '13, 5pm

How YouTube has put the world's only poisonous primates at risk (07/25/2013) It all started with a video: in 2009 a Russia...

Walks by the sea #StAgnes

Walks by the sea #StAgnes

seasaltcornwall.co.uk 22 Sep '13, 8pm

As we heave a sigh with a heavy heart at the passing of our dear friend summer, worry not, autumn is starting to arrive an...

Mexico Risks U.S. Trade Embargo After Deaths of More Than 700 Endangered Loggerhead Sea Turtles

Mexico Risks U.S. Trade Embargo After Deaths of...

biologicaldiversity.org 11 Sep '13, 5pm

WASHINGTON— Mexico faces the threat of a trade embargo from the United States for failing to protect endangered North Paci...

Extraordinary Property of the Day: Luxurious Bahamian-inspired Estate in Hobe Sound, Florida @So…

Extraordinary Property of the Day: Luxurious Ba...

sothebysrealty.com 25 Sep '13, 2pm

Luxurious Bahamian inspired estate designed and custom-built in 2010 by international superstar Celine Dion for her and he...

Friday Favorites from Florida

Friday Favorites from Florida

runeatrepeat.com 20 Sep '13, 7pm

So, is Mike Bowen a real-life Forrest Gump? Turtles sort of freak me out. They look all cute on TV and as bathtub toys and...