Far too long have we put our interests ahead of nature, ahead of the very things that keep us alive and surviving. Now is the time to lend a hand and help save nature.
Here is one item that you can do to reach out and show you care.
Shrimp nets are drowning turtles, but they don’t have to.
Dead sea turtles are washing up on Gulf shores by the hundreds. More are falling uncounted onto the ocean floor. They are victims of drowning, caught in shrimp nets and unable to escape.
Shrimp nets don’t have to kill. They can – and should – include escape hatches called Turtle Excluder Devices. But records show that many fishermen are ignoring the rules, and no one is stopping them.
We are calling on the National Marine Fisheries Service to enforce the rules already on the books and protect endangered and threatened turtles. Speak out against this unnecessary massacre.
Careless fishing, habitat destruction, and plastic pollution have left all six sea turtle species that swim in US waters threatened or endangered. For millions of years, sea turtles have been a vital part of ocean ecosystems – but today they are on the brink of extinction.
It’s not too late for you to help Oceana save them. Donate today and join the fight to protect sea turtles and restore ocean balance by pushing for stronger fishing regulations and legislation that will help protect and sustain turtle populations for years to come.
- Why green sea turtle is endangered animal (wiki.answers.com)
- Researchers map long-range migrations and habitats of leatherback sea turtles in the Pacific Ocean (physorg.com)
- Biodiversity: Sea turtles get some help from a federal court (summitcountyvoice.com)
- Victory for Florida’s Threatened and Endangered Sea Turtles (prweb.com)
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