PENGYU CHEN

TAIWAN

'Pengyu means sea turtle in some languages. I live on a small island “Liuqiu”, a sea turtle hotspot, which recently became a very popular, busy tourist attraction. Why not create a place where people can share what they see underwater and talk about oceans? That’s why I opened the “Linger Bookstore” at Liuqiu. Since there are more and more young people who want to do ocean related business moving to Liuqiu, I start to organize speeches and encourage them to coordinate voluntary activities to promote sea turtle conservation. I also assist researchers who come to Liuqiu periodically studying sea turtles. From aerial images, we recognized more than 800 sea turtles swimming around Liuqiu. Crowds can appreciate this about Liuqiu, instead of expecting ordinary tourism attractions that aren't compatible with conservation.'