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Environmental group says poaching on the decline

Environmental group, Nature Seekers of Matura is reporting that it has noticed a major culture change in the community in people’s attitude and treatment of the endangered leather-back turtles.

Susan Lakhan President of the non-governmental group says this development has resulted in a drastic reduction of incidents of poaching.

In a News Power Now interview this afternoon Ms Lakhan explained that the organization’s conservation efforts are numerous and sustained.

Ms Lakhan noted that the rural community has also benefited from job creation and empowerment from the conservation initiatives.

On Monday, it was revealed by the Planning and Development Ministry that the Environmental Management Authority together with other relevant agencies is carrying out a probe into the recent slaughter of several protected sea turtles in Tobago.