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Champions of the Wild: Giant Sea Turtles

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For 100 million years, they have cruised the seas, travelling astounding distances every year. Today every single species of sea turtle is either threatened or endangered. Peter Pritchard saw his first sea turtle in an Irish aquarium, and he immediately fell in love. Over the past 35 years, he has seen every species of turtle in the sea and has travelled the globe to study these intriguing reptiles. When it comes to conservation, Pritchard firmly believes that "people are always the problem, and people are always the solution." He has worked with Audley James and other members of the indigenous Arawak community in Moruka, Guyana, to ensure that young people grow up to love and respect turtles--and that the days when turtles were slaughtered for meat are gone forever. Today, on the beaches of Guyana, turtles are more likely to be tagged than killed. With breathtaking underwater photography, Giant Sea Turtles offers a unique picture of some of the world's most mysterious creatures.

1999, 23 min 28 s

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