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鲜血淋淋的巴厘岛海滩

更新时间:2012-06-06    来源/发布:www.en369.cn    作者/编辑:英语作文网

 It survived the dinosaurs. It survived an ice age. But will the majestic green s ea turtle survive us?

  恐龙灭绝后海龟仍存活下来,并且挺过了冰河时期的沧桑巨变。而今,硕大肥美的绿海龟会 不会葬送在我们的手里?

  The stench of freshly butchered meat grates on the nostrils as I ap proach the turtle slaughterhouse; I can smell it from the grounds of the local p rimary school, 100m away.

  The building is about 60m by 10m, and inside are the lobster tanks that are requ ired by law. These are empty. On the other side of the building turtles are pack ed like sardines into more tanks. The floor between these tanks is barely visibl e because it is covered with more than 150 live turtles; it is impossible not to tread on them as I wander around.

  Stacked against one wall are shells, some clean, others still covered in blood. Meat is piled high on a board, and the constant thudthudthud of a swinging c leaver echoes round the chamber. Barbaric is too gentle a word for the slaughter ing process I witness; apparently it would ruin the meat to kill them before ski nning them. The turtle, which can live more than 200 years, is one of the few an imals that cries, and on more than one occasion I see tears running down these a nimals' faces.

  Scientists believe that 17thcentury Dutch seafarers were barely exaggerating w hen they wrote of being able to walk from one Indonesian island to another acros s the back of green turtles. Now the picture is of an increasingly violent strug gle to protect a 250myearold species. There were green turtles in our seas e ons before dinosaurs tramped the Earth; they survived the last ice age; but they may not be with us much longer.

  “There have been massively significant drops in the past 50 to 60 years,” says Klaas Teule, a scientist with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), which runs a turtle conservation prject in Bali. “it's hard to put an exact figure on it, but 80% would be on the conservative side.” Turtle experts in Australia believe that in 1900 the region was home to up to one thirdof the world's turtles. Th escale of the slaughter in recent decades, especially the past 10 years, has bee n so great that the figure is now down to 5%.

  “Part of the problem is that turtles live so long and they take so long to star t breeding. It takes 20 years to see the impact of what's going on now,” says h is WWF colleague, Ghislaine Llewellyn. “It may already be too late.”

  Most countries agreed to ban trading in the seven turtle species a decade ago wh en they signed the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. Indo nesia, which is home to six of the seven species, was one of the signatories, bu t the goernment gave special dispensation to Bali——a 5,000 animal annual quo ta  after lobbying from traders on the island. They argued that using turtle s in religious and traditional village ceremonies had been part of Balinese cult ure for centuries.

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