In 1992, the sea turtles of Lamu were beyond endangered...they were approaching extinction. Poaching in Africa isn't just elephant tusks and rhino horns, it also includes sea turtles.

This is the story of LAMCOT & Odo, a conservancy trust and a former poacher, who have single-handedly saved sea turtles on the remote Manda Island off the coast of Kenya in the Lamu archipelago. They are helping the turtles overcome the odds of 1 in a 1000 to survive.

Besides poachers, sharks, birds, ghost crabs, and even plastic bags they eat as jellyfish, the newest threat is the biggest and may be insurmountable...the new sea port in Lamu. An oil pipeline through Kenya will make Lamu the biggest port in Africa. The turtles may have met their match.

But local organizations like LAMCOT, the Lamu Marine Conservation Trust, are fighting the oil industry giants and the local fishermen, who also threaten the turtles with their fishing nets. An additional threat is the Chinese construction workers, who are 'raping the seas' for whatever they can get.

Plus, turtle meat is considered to be an aphrodisiac and is high-priced on the black market. Turtle eggs can also be sold, as well as the shell. So through neglect and poaching, the sea turtles of Lamu we're becoming rare. But after a fellow walked the coast of East Africa rescuing turtle nests and bringing the eggs to local hotels to care for and protect, the population has slowly fought its way back.

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Slingshot Productions - Africa channel is a sampler of our work from Commercials to Documentaries to Promotional and Theatrical, all with Slingshot's unique signature from 30 years experience in Hollywood.
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Slingshot Productions - Africa channel is a sampler of our work from Commercials to Documentaries to Promotional and Theatrical, all with Slingshot's unique signature from 30 years experience in Hollywood.
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we are presently located in Cape Town, South Africa.
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