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Lock Up Your Tortoise

  • Henry Nicholls
Part of the Macmillan Science book series (MACSCI)

Abstract

‘iMuerte al Solitario Jorge!’ — ‘Death to Lonesome George!’ chanted the pepineros. In January 1995, when the sea cucumber fishermen took over the offices of the Charles Darwin Research Station (CDRS), they threatened to butcher its animals. The emblematic Lonesome George was the target of their most violent threats. He had unwittingly become a pawn in an ongoing tussle between conservationists and fishermen.

Keywords

Great Barrier Reef Marine Reserve Park Service Ethiopian Wolf Galapagos Marine Reserve 
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