Mike Laverde

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Conservation success: Buoyed hopes for sea turtles

After half a century of conservation efforts, scientists are seeing long-term growth in some populations of the globe’s seven species of sea …

The illegal turtle trade: Why I keep secrets

I could tell you where I work, but then I’d have to kill you.<p>OK, not really; that seems extreme. But I might blindfold you if I took you there. Now …

Peru releases artificially hatched baby turtles into wild

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru released more than 5,000 baby turtles into an Amazonian nature reserve this week, part of a group of 700,000 being hatched artificially in 2017 to keep their eggs from being depleted by excessive hunting in the wild, a park official said on Wednesday.<p>The latest batch of baby …

Taiwan-bound turtles, eels intercepted at Naia

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) foiled an attempt to smuggle endangered wildlife out of the country after it intercepted seven parcels containing turtles …

Balloon releases pose danger to birds, turtles

On Nov. 9, Indian Trace Elementary School in Weston held a pep rally and dozens of Mylar stringed balloons were released into the atmosphere.<p>Why this …

Hundreds of Sea Turtles Found Dead Off the Coast of El Salvador

Locals began noticing the decomposing corpses of turtles in the area as early as October 28, reports Sarah Gibbens at <i>National Geographic</i>, but …