31 Jan '17, 10pm

Efforts to conserve sea turtles disrupted by coal plant in East Java

Efforts to conserve sea turtles disrupted by coal plant in East Java

Fuel for the Pacitan coal-fired power plant is brought by sea-going barges, which pass through turtle breeding areas. Conservation areas near the power plant provide nesting sites for green, hawksbill and olive ridley sea turtles. Local conservationists say the presence of coal barges — and several spills — reduces the number of hatchlings. Villagers say the river near the power plant is now empty of the fish and shrimp that once formed a regular part of the local diet. This article is the second in a series on Pacitan originally posted on Mongabay's Indonesian-language site.

Full article: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/efforts-to-conserve-sea...

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