Donate Now to Help Protect Sea Turtles
Help us raise critical funds to get loggerhead sea turtles the stronger protections they deserve.
Loggerhead sea turtles are in serious trouble.
That shouldn't come as a shock when you consider the dangers they face: climate change, destructive fishing practices in their foraging areas, loss of nesting habitat. All of this plus the oil in the Gulf will cause long term harm to loggerheads.
Loggerhead sea turtles could get stronger protections that will help them survive many of the challenges they face, including the pollution from the BP oil disaster. But we need to increase our campaign efforts.
Our campaigners are working hard to reclassify loggerheads as endangered with extinction to get the support that will help them survive the many challenges they face. It is time for us to protect sea turtles and rebuild their populations to healthy levels as a vital step in ensuring healthy and resilient oceans for the future.
Even at diminished population levels turtles play an important role in ocean ecosystems by maintaining healthy seagrass beds and coral reefs, providing key habitat for other marine life, helping to balance marine food webs and facilitating nutrient cycling from water to land.
For the oceans,