Leatherback Turtles, Bulldozers and Human Nature


Ministry of Works bulldozer at Grande Riviere Beach diverts the course of the Grande Riviere river, Sunday, July, 8 2012. (Photo: Marc De Verteuil/Papa Bois Conservation)

This week's news about the disastrous deaths of thousands of young and still incubating leatherback turtles in Trinidad reads like something out of a dark comic novel, a gross parody of a cascade of bad decisions resulting in an epic disaster [...]