The Best American Science and Nature Writing (2015)]
Matthew Power reports the story of Jairo Maro and Almudena as they worked to protect turtles on the Playa Moin beach of the Caribbean. According to Power, the beach’s darkness and isolation made it a popular place for turtles and poachers who’d sell the turtles eggs as aphrodisiac (212).
Power recounts the events leading up to Maro’s death and the impact it had on the local community. This article focuses on the danger people face when preserving wildlife and seeks justice in Maro’s death.
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