the human equation

by theuglyearring

“It’s a really lovely example – you have this amazing beast that’s been around for tens of millions of years surviving as a relic population on this island. Then people arrived and they basically disappear in a couple of hundred years,”

“When people turn up they put these populations under enormous pressure – they might not be giving the final, killer blow but they’re adding another level of stress. It looks like these fantastic turtles are another example.”

(from here)

(photo: Jeffers Petroglyphs- Image of turtle and man, looking East)