Scenario 21
The loggerhead turtle is a sea turtle that is on the endangered species list. Scientists estimate that there are only about 100 left. The turtles eat starfish, jellyfish and other invertebrates and help keep their populations balanced. Losing these turtles would wreak havoc on the ocean’s ecosystem. These turtles are primarily located off the coasts of the red and gray nations. All of the nations have passed laws prohibiting hunting and destruction of loggerhead habitats, but there is a serious poaching problem in the red nation due to ground loggerhead shells being used as a medicine by the tribal people.
The government of the red nation is torn because they see the value in protecting the turtles, but they also fear an uprising by the tribal people if they enforce the law too strictly.