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TURTLES

Every year millions of sea turtles are killed by human activity.

The SEA LIFE Trust is a conservation charity working to protect turtle nesting beaches, fund turtle rescue and rehabilitation and combat threats of pollution and turtle hunting.

We want to conserve sea turtles by protecting their nesting beaches, halting both the targeted and accidental catch of turtles and supporting rescue centres around the world that return rehabilitated sea turtles to the wild.

Sea turtles play an important role in the oceans, they are gardeners! Sea turtles are one of the very few animals that eat sea grass which must be constantly cut short to help it grow across the sea floor. Sea grass beds provide breeding grounds for hundreds of other marine species such as fish, shellfish and crustaceans.

 

They also play an important role on the land as the hatched and unhatched eggs and hatchlings that fail to make it into the ocean are a vital source of nutrition for many terrestrial animals as well as for dune vegetation. 

 

 

 

FACT

Sea turtles, in particular the Hawksbill, are hunted for their shells which are used to make all kinds of ornaments and souvenirs. 

FACT

Turtles can easily get caught up in fishing nets and long-lines. 

FACT

Coral reefs in the Indian and Pacific Oceans are vanishing faster than the rainforest.They face human dangers in every phase of their live cycle starting when they are still in the egg. In some parts of the world turtle eggs are poached for consumption. 

FACT

Sea turtles, in particular the Hawksbill, are hunted for their shells which are used to make all kinds of ornaments and souvenirs. 

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FACT

Sea turtles, in particular the Hawksbill, are hunted for their shells which are used to make all kinds of ornaments and souvenirs. 

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FACT

Turtles can easily get caught up in fishing nets and long-lines. 

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FACT

Turtles can easily get caught up in fishing nets and long-lines. 

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FACT

Coral reefs in the Indian and Pacific Oceans are vanishing faster than the rainforest.They face human dangers in every phase of their live cycle starting when they are still in the egg. In some parts of the world turtle eggs are poached for consumption. 

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FACT

Coral reefs in the Indian and Pacific Oceans are vanishing faster than the rainforest.They face human dangers in every phase of their live cycle starting when they are still in the egg. In some parts of the world turtle eggs are poached for consumption. 

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FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP

Visit The SEA LIFE Trust website

 

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