Discover the Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary in Bequia

Aired on September 29, 2012

Explore the inspiring story of the Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary on the beautiful island of Bequia. Meet Orton “Brother” King, the accidental champion of the sea turtle, who has dedicated his life to the preservation and protection of these magnificent creatures. In this video, you’ll learn about Brother King’s journey and the incredible work being done at the sanctuary to save endangered sea turtles.

The Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary is a beacon of hope for sea turtles, offering a safe haven where they can thrive. Brother King, a retired skin-diver and fisherman, stumbled upon this calling and has since become a passionate advocate for marine conservation. His efforts have not only raised awareness about the plight of sea turtles but have also inspired countless others to take action in preserving marine life.

Join us as we delve into the sanctuary’s mission, explore the daily activities, and witness the dedication and love that Brother King pours into this vital conservation effort. The sanctuary is not just a place of refuge for sea turtles, but also an educational center that teaches visitors about the importance of protecting our oceans and the creatures that inhabit them.

For more inspiring stories and to learn how you can support marine conservation, visit World Footprints.

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