an article from the conservation world

posted April 24, 2013

The Faith-based, Trickle-down Model of Conservation 4.0 — Michael Soulé


Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall.
He will end by destroying the earth.

                                          – – Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)

Wildness.  Recently my wife and I spied on endangered female Leatherback Turtles depositing their ping-pong ball-size eggs at Grande Riviére, Trinidad, a famous “turtle beach” where a river enters the Atlantic.

During our first night at Grand Riviére the skies gushed for hours, previewing the rainy season.  By morning, the swollen river had cut a new channel through the beach where many female Leatherbacks had already nested.  Hundreds of turtle eggs were being washed into the ocean or consumed by dogs and Black Vultures.  We felt compelled to collect the doomed eggs and re-bury as many as possible in new “nests” at a safe distance from the river and the ocean’s waves.  So for an hour we gathered turtle eggs from the sand and reburied them in safety.

Full article HERE