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Ghana: Turtle Wars

A canoe on the beach outside Big Milly's, Kokrobite
In Kobrobite there's a fishing beach, and the local fishermen paddle these canoes out into the Atlantic to catch their livelihood; unfortunately they also catch the turtles that lay their eggs in the sand, even though it's illegal

'Oh man, it's really sick,' said one of the girls as she plonked down into one of the deckchairs in the bar at Big Milly's Backyard. 'There's a turtle on its back on the beach, and it's all bleeding. It's horrible.'