Leatherback Turtle

Photo | 22 May, 2013

A leatherback turtle heads out to sea after laying eggs on Jamursba Medi beach, Tambrau District, West Papua, Indonesia. Leatherback turtles, are the largest marine turtle species and are considered living dinosaurs as the species have been virtually unchanged for the last 100 million years. The species is critically endangered and may face extinction within the next three decades. Jamursba Medi beach, a remote beach with no villages or towns and one of the last remaining leatherback nesting sites in the western Pacific, is pegged as a site for the development of the Trans -Papua Highway. The construction of the road will threaten the turtle nesting area as well as important habitats for Papuas birds of paradise and other protected species. The Greenpeace ship the Rainbow Warrior is in Indonesia in its "100% Indonesia Tour" which aims to tell the story of Indonesia's rich biodiversity and call for urgent action to ensure that the country's oceans and forests are protected.

The latest updates

Show thumb view  

'Mountains and Rooftops' Day of Action

Slideshow | 10 September, 2014

Mountains and Rooftops

Video | 9 September, 2014 at 11:45

Three quarters of the world's population want governments to declare an Arctic Sanctuary in the icy international waters surrounding the North Pole.

Green Gadgets: Designing the Future

Slideshow | 3 September, 2014

Month In Pictures - August

Slideshow | 31 August, 2014

1 - 5 of 5493 results.