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In 2013 I set out on foot to survey a 50-km long leatherback beach in Sierra Leone with my colleague Edward Aruna and other project members of RAP-SL (Reptile and Amphibian Program-Sierra Leone). We started our walk around 4 pm, slept briefly on the beach from midnight to 5 am and still had about 20 km to go in the mid-day sun, when we met an old lady who was very curious about my presence on the beach. On hearing what I was doing, her comment was, “This woman must have money at home and she is coming to suffer here?!” I could not explain to this old woman that I had cheerfully “come to suffer here,” and that there are many others who voluntarily spend their lives “suffering” on behalf of sea turtles in Africa.

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