|GOING BEYOND TEDS: PROTECTED SWIMWAYS FOR SEA TURTLES|
Endangered and threatened sea turtles could benefit from a network of protected and linked swimways that would provide safe passage through migratory, nesting, developmental and foraging habitat around the world.
|A Commentary from the Environmental News Network|
When Hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Texas, many thought they were witnessing the ill wind that blows nobody any good. Property damage will be in the billions and the toll in human suffering can never be measured. How could a silver lining be found in this dark summer of tragedy for anyone in the hurricane-struck areas, much less the shrimping industry?
|Scientists Statement on TX Kemp's Ridley Marine Reserve in 2000|
The Texas coast is the most dangerous place in the world for nesting and migrating Kemp's ridley sea turtles. The Kemp's Ridley Marine Reserve campaign seeks to protect the only US nesting population of the critically endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtle by creating a marine reserve that is off limits to commercial fishing.