Newly-hatched Hawksbill sea turtles find their way to the ocean on Shela Beach, Lamu, Kenya, June 12, 2012. (Jill Craig for VOA)
June 27, 2012
LAMU, Kenya – There are seven species of sea turtle in the world – all of which are either critically endangered or threatened. Two of them, the Green and Hawksbill, are found in the Lamu archipelago of Kenya. To assist in their preservation, the Lamu Marine Conservation Trust (LAMCOT) has implemented a successful sea turtle tag-and-release incentive program. It is also educating locals and foreigners on the value of environmental consciousness.