The International Fund for Animal Welfare today swarmed Bournemouth beach with 200 cardboard hawkbill turtles.
The arrival of the turtles is a publicity stunt co-ordinated by the IFAW and agency Rapp designed to raise awareness of the dangers that souvenir hunters are having on wildlife.
Each of the cardboard turtles has a message written under it explaining the dangers of poachers and the efforts of the IFAW to fight them. “Turning the turtle over is the first thing that hunters do”, reads one hard-hitting message.
Robbie Marsland, the UK director of the IFAW, said: “This turtle invasion may look out of place on an English beach but unfortunately many endangered species have their final resting place in this country as tokens of exotic holidays abroad.
“We hope this spectacle will highlight the truth behind this deadly business.”
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What do you think of the publicity stunt? Will it help and raise awareness of the issue?
uhu!I don’t know if you know EF as good as I do, but If you do, you know how messy and unorganized they can be We went to Bournemouth on a cduoly day and left Winchester at 9 in the morning (which the first idiotic thing they did), arrived there at half past ten and drove back at 4 in the afternoon. Tell me how should we explore whole Bournemouth in 5.5 hours (to explore Lonon we had 6 hours)??? That’s one of the reasons why I have to let you down If you want to know what we did you should (re)read . Now you can try to imagine how it was (boring, cold, boring, cold, tiring, cold, tiring, tiring, tiring).Thank you for your description of my blog . Actually it is really appropriate, but if you want to keep your readers and nothing special or extraordinary happens, it is better to write something boring and upload some pictures, than writing nothing. You may have also recognized that I use very often the same words and all the articles are very similar to each other but I do my best to optimize the blog .I would be delighted to meet Claudio in England, even though you will join him Keep reading my blog and see you (hopefully) soon,Jfcrg