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These Countries Are Banding Together To Create A Safe Haven For Sea Turtles

By Aimee Lutkin

Last month in the Philippines, it was announced at an event hosted by the environmental organization Conservation International that a new initiative to establish a "turtle corridor" had begun. That sounds like a cool place to hang out, but the idea is that it would be a specially protected area intended to preserve sea turtles in a zone called the Coral Triangle.

The Guardian reports that the turtle corridor is being created in the Sulu-Sulawesi Seascape, which encompasses waters that are part of territories in the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia. Protecting sea life is especially challenging in animal conservation, as the certainly have no passports or commitment to staying in one country over another. The sea turtle is especially mobile, and the Coral Triangle is home to six out of seven of those turtle species.