Communities Protect Sea Turtles – Duff Reef, Lau Seascape, Fiji


Nearly all sea turtles are classified as Endangered. Five of the seven sea turtle species can be seen in in Fiji’s Lau Seascape. There, Conservation International is working with scientists and local communities to study and protect these animals. This research identified Duff Reef, a remote sand cay in the Lau Seascape, as an important sea turtle nesting ground. This led the Indigenous land owners to declare Duff Reef a turtle sanctuary so that the turtles will be protected for generations to come.

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