In the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles islands harbor important nesting sites for both hawksbill and green sea turtles. Though both species have been legally protected in the Seychelles' waters since 1994, across the globe their populations are declining due to foraging and nesting habitat destruction, marine pollution, hunting, and fishing bycatch. Indeed it is already a journey for these little hatchlings to survive and thrive into adulthood. Protecting key marine ecosystems is critical to keeping endangered sea turtles from disappearing.
Video shot by @neilgelinas during our expedition to the Seychelles Outer Islands in 2015.
HUMANS SAVING ANIMALS
There's so much animal cruelty in the world, it's easy to lose hope but as these clips show, there's still hope for us yet. It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal. In fact helping others in their time of need is what makes us human #NeverLoseHope#BeKindToAnimals 💚🌱