Thanks to the commitment and support of over 50,000 people just like you, the Sea Turtle Restoration Project made an unmistakable impact in 2012:
Won a new “critical habitat” designation for endangered Pacific
Leatherback sea turtles. This means elevated safeguards in 42,000 square
miles of ocean habitat off the U.S. West Coast.
Won the designation of the leatherback sea turtle as California’s
official marine reptile. This strategic designation will allow us to
focus public attention on
the need to protect this iconic animal from drift gillnets.
Raised the red flag against the brazen attack on Hawaiian green sea turtles to delist them as an endangered species and open the door to the dark days of turtle hunting.
Challenged massive fossil fuel projects in Australia that threaten turtles, dugong and saltwater crocodiles.
Engaged citizen scientists to place 19 new satellite and acoustical tags on sea turtles and sharks in Costa Rica. This science forms the basis for visionary conservation.