How tourism is taking the turtles from Kenya’s blue waters

Photograph: © SAF


Tourism has boomed along Kenya’s 500km coastline in the past 30 years. Much of the Kenyan coast has been developed, with beaches around Mombasa among the most heavily built-up coastal areas north of South Africa.

But now a global hotspot for turtle-spotting, Kenya is facing a problem: the tourists are destroying what they come for…

Watamu beach, Kenya. Photo source: ©© Ludovico Caldara

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