The Hawksbill turtle has been swimming in the southern oceans since the time of the dinosaurs. Now, over fishing has brought the Hawksbill to the brink of extinction. One of the turtle’s last stands are the Arnavon Islands, three small islets nestled in a far corner of the Solomon Islands. Even here their survival is at risk as three rival tribes hunt the hawksbill to the breaking point. “Home for Hawksbill” tells the remarkable story of how these rival tribes overcame cultural conflicts and disputes over land ownership to protect the islands and save the turtles. Success in the Arnavon’s has inspired other communities, and is now a model for conservation across the globe.
Winner of the Island Culture award, “Home for Hawksbill” has been broadcast internationally and screened at dozens of festivals across the globe.