Sunday, August 15, 2010

From the Inbox - Help the Loggerhead Sea Turtle Receive Stronger Protections

Speak Up for Sea Turtles

Support the Proposed Endangered Listing

Loggerhead Turtle

Dear Friend

Even before the BP oil disaster, sea turtles in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico were at risk from loss of nesting habitat, degradation of their marine habitats, and entanglement in fishing gear.

Loggerhead sea turtles are the most abundant of the sea turtle species in U.S. waters – let's keep it that way.

Right now, loggerhead sea turtles could get stronger protections that will help them survive the many challenges they face, including the BP Oil Spill.

If recognized as endangered rather than threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act, they will be awarded stronger protections and conservation resources.

The National Marine Fisheries Service is accepting comments now--please speak up today in support of the loggerhead sea turtle.

Every year from April through September, tens of thousands of Northwestern loggerhead sea turtles land on the beaches of the Southeastern U.S. for their annual nesting season.

Make sure that vulnerable populations of loggerhead sea turtles are reclassified from threatened to endangered to help increase protections for this iconic marine species.


Sue Brown
Executive Director
NWF Action Fund

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