Turtle hatchling protection

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Partner

SEE Turtles

Categories

Ocean Rescue
Biodiversity
Turtles

Background

Around the world, six out of seven species of sea turtles are either threatened or endangered. This project provides grant funding to the organisations working on small budgets to protect the beaches where turtles lay their eggs and the hatchlings make their way to the sea.

Why did we choose this project?

Healthy oceans need sea turtles. Sea turtles are a "keystone species", which means they are an important part of their environment and influence other species around them. If a keystone species is removed from a habitat, the natural order can be disrupted, which impacts other wildlife and fauna in different ways.

How does it work?

Your funds will support sea turtle conservation organisations that work to protect sea turtle hatchlings across around the world. The funds go towards paying local residents to patrol important turtle nesting beaches, protecting turtles that come up to nest and ensuring that the eggs are protected, and guiding the hatchlings to the sea.

How do we know it's working?

SEE Turtles grants have already resulted in 4 million hatchlings being saved! They’re aiming to save 1 billion.

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28 Feb 2021

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