We are extremely lucky to have seven species of Sea Turtle here on Earth! They live in almost every ocean throughout the world, nesting on tropical and subtropical beaches. They migrate long distances to feed and often cross entire oceans.
Sea turtles play a major part in our marine ecosystems. They help maintain the health of seagrass beds and coral reefs that benefit species such as shrimp, lobster and tuna. Sea turtles are some of the last living representatives of a group of reptiles that have existed on Earth and travelled our seas for the last 100 million years, they also have major cultural significance.
Unfortunately, six of the seven species of Sea Turtle are now classified as threatened or endangered due to human actions and lifestyles.
The biggest threats they face are:
- Ocean Pollution
- Global Warming
- Plastic and Marine Debris
- Coastal Development
- Poaching and Illegal Trade of Eggs Meat and Shells
- Entanglement in Fishing Gear
The six species of Sea Turtle that are currently threatened are classified as follows:
Leatherback Sea Turtle – Vulnerable
Green Sea Turtle - Endangered
Loggerhead Sea Turtle - Vulnerable
Hawksbill Sea Turtle - Endangered
Olive Ridley Sea turtle - Vulnerable
Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle - Critically Endangered
Vulnerable: Species is considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.
Endangered: Species is considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.
Critically Endangered: Species is considered to be facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.
ITS TIME TO TAKE ACTION
Help us stop 500,000 Plastic Straws polluting the planet today!
One reusable straw can prevent upwards of 500 plastic straws from damaging our oceans!
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