It deserves to be kissed for the gentle creature that it is, says environmentalist Meteneou Antoine from Benin.
Known only as Monsieur Tortue - Monsieur Turtle, Meteneou Antoine may be the best ally that Benin's sea turtles have in their fight against extinction.
About "My favorite"
With all the talk of endangered species, the value of biodiversity and the usefulness of ecosystems, we sometimes forget why plants and animals are really worth protecting: because we love them, or depend on them for our own wellbeing. People from all walks of life and in all parts of the world have a favorite species. The reasons are many - perhaps because it is beautiful, or fascinating, or it helps them secure a livelihood. Meet some of these people and their favorites in our series "My favorite."