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Old 09-20-2008, 05:00 PM   #1
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Turtle Nesting Threatened By Logging Practices In Gabon, Smithsonian Warns

Endangered sea turtles are victims of sloppy logging practices in the west central African country Gabon, according to a new study. Sea turtle nesting attempts are impeded by lost or abandoned logs that accumulate along the country's coastal beaches. Logs are floated downriver from forests to coastal lumberyards in the Gabonese Republic, but some float out to sea and then wash ashore, where they form large tangles.



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