Ila and Cousteau

Picture of the cover of the 1981 Cousteau Almanac in which Ila is honored for her work with sea turtles

Honored as a Wavemaker in the 1981 Cousteau Almanac, Ila was recognized by the distinuished Jacques-Yves Cousteau and his Cousteau Society for her sea turtle conservation work.

Moreover, on Ila's 80th birthday, the Cousteau Society sent a letter which reads in part:

"Your work with sea turtles has helped bring the plight of this enigmatic creature more into focus for scientists and laymen alike. I recently spoke to
Dr. Archie Carr who echoes strongly these feelings."

Ila Loetscher inspects a sea turtle

Ila Loetscher inspects a sea turtle

Link to the Cousteau Society website


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