Village conservationists in Solomon Islands are struggling to repair turtle habitats in the Arnavon Islands damaged by cyclone Raquel.
Rough seas and tidal surges washed away beaches and strong winds have littered those that remain with trees and debris as the nesting season approaches its peak period.
The Arnavon project manager for the Nature Conservancy, Henry Kaniki, says local rangers are working hard to clear the debris.
"The female nesting turtles they find it very difficult to go on board to you know, find sites that they can lay their eggs. So our first priority was to clear up all the fallen logs and trees that have been a barrier to you know these nice beaches where the turtles can come over."
Henry Kaniki says the village rangers have limited resources and he is hoping to get them better torches for night patrols and possibly uniforms to lift their morale.