Hawksbill turtles have been swimming in the southern oceans since the time of the dinosaurs. But in recent years, over fishing has brought the Hawksbill to the brink of extinction.
One of the turtle’s last stands is the Arnavon Islands, three small islets nestled in a far corner of the Solomon Islands. Even here their survival is at risk, as three rival tribes hunt the hawksbill to the breaking point.
“Home for Hawksbill” tells the remarkable story of how these rival tribes overcame cultural conflicts and disputes over land ownership to protect the islands and save the turtles. Their success has inspired other communities, and is now a model for conservation across the globe.
Completed: May 2010
Running time: 29 min.