San Antonio Express News

Critical sea turtle program on Padre Island threatened with cuts

by San Antonio Express News | August 17, 2020
“For decades, the public releases of baby Kemp’s ridley turtles at the Padre Island National Seashore have been one of the most popular summer rituals of the Texas Gulf Coast. “In a lot of ways, it’s like being a mother. You find the nest, you protect the eggs and the ...

Endangered turtles facing a new threat: budget cuts

by San Antonio Express News | July 28, 2020
“Decades of conservation efforts have brought the Kemp’s ridley sea turtles back from the brink of extinction. It now looks like their future may be in peril once again. The National Park Service is proposing massive cuts in conservation officers. It’s a change that could have a ...