Thousands of turtles crushed by bulldozer in Trinidad
11 July 2012 Last updated at 21:59 BST
Thousands of giant turtle eggs and hatchlings were crushed by a bulldozer on a stretch of the Grand Riviere beach in Trinidad during construction works.
The workers were redirecting a river but mistakenly removed a larger portion of the beach than was planned.
Deborah Basckin reports.