Ocean Conference: Trinidad village protects leatherback turtles

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Suzan Lakhan Baptiste (right) of Nature Seekers helps measure a leatherback turtle on Matura Beach, Trinidad and Tobago. Photo: UN News/Lulu Gao

An environmental group based in Trinidad and Tobago that has received UN support has become a model for marine conservation in the Caribbean.

Since 1990, Nature Seekers has helped turn the tide on the slaughter of leatherback turtles, the biggest turtles on Earth.

Marine issues top the global agenda next week when the UN hosts the Ocean Conference from 5-9 June at its Headquarters in New York.

Dianne Penn reports.

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