Sunday, March 28, 2010

Traffic Signs for (the Protection of) Turtles...



Whilst backing up and reviewing some of my older data files I came across some material made during our initial, 2000-01, stay in Kuwait. The included images were, if I remember correctly, designed for the Kuwait Turtle Conservation Project (KWCP) and were intended to be function as warning 'Traffic Signs' regarding various turtle and their habitat related concerns. Not sure if they were ever used in any capacity (we moved back to London soon after completing these) but I remember they were quite fun to do and reseach, and it is a very worthy cause which kind Kuwait would benefit from having more of...



2 comments:

ghadah said...

When i first saw these i thought, oh it's a project someone's endeavored on in Oman, and subsequently thought, how civilized! When I read on and realized it was in Kuwait, I lamented on how close we could have gotten to being a civilized society which is aware and cares for its animals and more generally its environment. They may be signs to save the turtles but to me they are signs of something much bigger.

Thomas said...

I agree...

I'm not too sure what happened to the signs. I wonder if they were ever taken forward and actually used on a beach during 'turtle-nesting/ hatching' season..?!

Tom