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'I have a lot of enemies': the Honduran marine park rangers facing death threats

27.12.2017
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The tropical island of Roatán is a gold mine for tourism and fishermen but those protecting the reef want tougher laws to turn the area into a no-take zone'Coral bleaching is getting worse ... but the biggest problem we have is pollution'"I'm like one of those old-school gangsters," says Ralston Brooks, a park ranger on the island of Roatán off the coast of Honduras. "If you're going to do it, do it. Pop a cap." The 37-year-old boat captain says he faces regular death threats from local fishermen because of his work patrolling the island for illegal fishing. "I have a lot of enemies. But you've got to suck it up: if we don't do this, the reef will be gone." Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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