The Turtle Watcher

Seen through the eyes of Kahindi, Field Manager for ‘Watamu Turtle Watch’, a Kenyan non-profit organization, who works tirelessly to conserve the country’s last few turtle nesting sites, this film shows the importance of maintaining intact marine ecosystems, including flagship endangered species like turtles. We also see Kahindi’s critical role in educating traditional fishing communities about the importance of keeping turtles alive.

Key issues discussed in this film include:

  1. Environmental stewardship
  2. Environmental education and community outreach
  3. Importance of preserving marine biodiversity, focusing on turtles in particular
  4. Responsible ( = beneficial) marine tourism versus irresponsible ( = destructive) marine tourism

This trailer contains selected clips from the finished film:

Year of Completion: 2011

Available in the following Languages: English, Kiswahili
Available in the following formats: DVD

If you represent an educational institution or an environmental or conservation organization in Africa, you can request a free DVD copy of this film (all languages are on the same DVD).

The Making of ‘The Turtle Watcher’ 1
The Making of ‘The Turtle Watcher’ 2


The LAMU MARINE CONSERVATION TRUST is another Kenyan organization helping turtles and other marine life through education and conservation initiatives. They use AEFF’s films as educational tools. Find out more…

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