Today, our ocean’s sea turtles are facing more threats to their existence than ever before. From marine debris to light pollution to exposure to habitat destruction, these animals are in need of our help.
Here at Ocean Conservancy, we’re committed to doing all we can to help ensure that wildlife like sea turtles have their best chance at survival. But you don’t have to be a marine scientist or policy expert to help us turn the tide. Take action to help sea turtles see a better tomorrow. If we can evolve to help these animals survive, we can ensure they don’t become animals that children only read about in books.
Take the pledge today: promise to actively 'E.V.O.L.V.E.' to help our oceans’ turtles!
Today, I pledge to commit to playing my part to help protect sea turtles by remembering to:
EDUCATE myself and others on the biggest issues sea turtle species are facing today.
The best way to help sea turtles is to know what their greatest dangers currently are, so read up on your turtle content over on our website and blog. Knowledge is power, and knowing what the issues are is the first step toward protecting these animals.
VOCALIZE concerns if I see decisions being made in my community that could harm sea turtles.
When it comes to protecting these creatures’ habitats and ecosystems, don’t be afraid to write to your local, state and national leadership. Remember, nothing will change if you don’t voice your concerns.
OBSERVE my surroundings, and keep an eye out for sea turtles.
See beachgoers wandering too close to a sea turtle or nesting site? Politely explain to them the ‘100 yard’ rule. If you see a turtle that is injured or in need of help, call the professionals instead of trying to save it yourself. There are lots you can do to ensure sea turtles’ safety.
LESSEN the amount of waste I produce.
There are lots of small changes you can make to lessen your negative impact on their homes. Opt for reusable alternatives to single-use products, and pick up any trash you see while outdoors. These may seem like small changes, but lots of people doing little things adds up to a huge impact!
VOLUNTEER to help support local and national conservation efforts.
Volunteering is one of the best ways to get actively involved in marine conservation initiatives for animals like sea turtles! Sign up for our annual International Coastal Cleanup, or get in touch with your marine life center or aquarium to see what you can do to help.
ENCOURAGE others to take the pledge and be the change for sea turtles.
Share your passion for saving sea turtles with the world! Nothing changes if we don’t encourage change, so encourage your friends, family and community to play their part.