species - loggerheads, kemp's ridley, leatherback and
hawksbill turtles -- global declines have reached a point
where populations are considered to be critically endangered.
Through our inaction, are we going to
witness the extinction of these
Sea Turtles have
lived in the Earth's Oceans for nearly 220 million years and
are charismatic symbols of marine ecosystems. However, in only
a few short decades, human impacts have seriously threatened
the continued survival of all seven species of sea turtle in
Loss of nesting
and feeding habitat;
fishing trawl nets;
of turtles and their eggs;
poor water quality;
to declines in sea turtle populations.