We enclose a research report from Ms. Louise Buchannan of England for your reading. Louise is one of many students of all grades who contact S.O.L.O. for help in Leatherback articles and research reports, as a part of sharing what the Leatherbacks have taught us over 10 years of communing with them. This effort is a direct extension of sharing what we have learned.
Akil Yusuf – 7-20-1965 to 6-6-2009
Recipient of DISNEY 2008 Conservation Hero Award
Akil Yusuf, Director of our associate Indonesian NGO died today while undergoing major surgery after a motorbike crash. Akil left a young wife and four children, ages 4 to 12 without survivor benefits. Akil was an honestMuslim man dedicated to his family, his religion and survival of the Leatherback Turtles. We have set up a Trust Account to assist his family. We became “Brothers” while sharing the unending battles to save these Leatherbacks from extinction.
We are excited to provide you with our latest Leatherback Turtle News. HUGE Accolades to Pam Miller who, along with husband, Mike, became our newest Directors. Pam took on the revitalization of our lapsed News Letters.We plan to publish each edition at least 2 times a year; maybe more - by e-mail. Positive and productive comments are welcome as are any inputs for Articles.
Any suggested article should be with clear .jpg photos at 300 ppi and word count less than 500.