Turtle Turnaround

September 2007
Weekly Reader News - Senior;9/7/2007, Vol. 86 Issue 1, p2
The article focuses on the efforts by the government of Taiwan to conserve the green turtle population in the country. Only about 100 green turtles are left in the country, mainly because they were hunted for their meat and eggs by residents and visitors to Penghu. In 1989, a law was passed that outlawed killing of such turtles. Several years later, a special preserve was created to protect the turtles. A beach patrol was set to guard female turtles while they lay their eggs.


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