Increasing damage through interest?



There are many cases where heritage is put at risk by the large number of people who are attracted to visit it.

One such example is Turkey’s diminishing population of turtles. These endangered animals draw large groups of tourists to the southern coast, taking boat trips specifically to watch them. However, the propellers of tourist boat are responsible for maiming and killing many turtles, whilst development to support the tourist trade is significantly damaging the turtles’ breeding grounds. Information about the situation is provided in these three short documentaries (click to view).

Documentary 1

Documentary 2

Documentary 3