A Passion for Sea Turtles

A Passion for Sea Turtles

WWF's turtle biologist Diego Amorocho shares his stories about turtle conservation

Hawksbill turtle

  • Date: June 11, 2013
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My passion for sea turtle conservation began more than 25 years ago when I was working for a national park in Colombia. I was walking the beach one day in an important turtle nesting area when I came across a scene that I will never forget. There were all these female turtles that had been killed by dogs before they were able to lay their eggs. I was shocked and overwhelmed by the scene and decided I had to do something to prevent such things from happening again. So began my education and eventual career to learn more about and protect sea turtles. Read more “A Passion for Sea Turtles”