For the past fifteen years, Environmental Media has produced media to support the work of environmental, education, and conservation organizations, yet until they began working on Journey of the Loggerhead, they had not come in contact with so many people with such passion for one goal: the worldwide conservation of marine turtles.
Adult female loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) nested on Cape Island in the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, South Carolina. After nesting, she was fitted with a satellite transmitter by the SC Department of Natural Resources as part of an ongoing study. Environmental Media designed and filmed this interactive DVD in the company of countless staff and volunteers of local nesting beach monitoring programs, domestic and international agencies, colleges and universities, aquaria, nature centers, and rehabilitation programs, who were quite literally up to their necks in marine turtles. Despite the daunting statistics (all seven species of marine turtles are considered endangered by the IUCN), challenging work conditions (all-night turtle patrols on muggy, sandy beaches filled with mosquitoes), and the complexities of solving a global environmental crisis, the marine turtle community remains determined and optimistic.
The sum of our work is this interactive DVD containing GIS data, satellite tracking information, still photographs, extensive interviews, and a 30-minute documentary about the loggerhead and other marine turtle species and the people who are devoting their lives to their protection and conservation.
The content of the DVD currently includes:
In spite of eighteen months of work on the DVD, its content does not begin to capture the tireless devotion, intelligence, and passion of those with whom we worked. We thank them all for their ongoing labors, and hope that Journey of the Loggerhead will help advance their cause and will encourage others to join the marine turtle conservation community.
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The DVD is available and we are accepting orders and are offering special discounts to resellers and marine turtle organizations.
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