Hi Everyone,

I am starting my annual Turtle Protection Program on the coast of Ghana. As with previous years, we will work to protect female turtles as they come ashore to lay their eggs.100_1208

The team desperately need mobile phones ( so they can keep in touch with each other when patrolling, and so they can call for help, with a camera if possible ) and digital cameras with a memory card, so they can record turtle sightings, egg laying, etc.

So , if you have a digital camera, ( with a memory card ), or phone you are not using, then please send them to us so we can use them to protect these beautiful animals.

Please email me at hpnewton@hotmail.co.uk and I will email you the postal address.

Without this protection these turtles will definitely be killed as they try to lay their eggs. As you can see below, despite this protection significant numbers of turtles were killed last year. We can only keep trying and educating, so that things will hopefully get better year on year.

Total turtles found 2013 to 2014 season = 120

Leatherback alive = 63

Leatherback killed =19

Olive Ridley alive =31

Olive Ridley killed =7

I have someone going out to Ghana who can take these for me in 2 weeks, so if you could get them to me asap that would be great. Thank you . x

Many thanks one and all x Hugh Newton.

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