Born Free Foundation - Keep Wildlife in the Wild

Turtles

Green Turtle (c) Sea Sense
A beautiful female green turtle

Ancient mariners of the ocean, until recently marine turtles survived in great numbers in tropical and temperate waters.  But in the last century over-exploitation, disturbance of nesting beaches and marine pollution have caused a rapid decline in global populations.  Today turtles are hunted for their meat, shells and eggs and are among the world’s most vulnerable animals.  Populations take a long time to recover, as turtles are slow to reproduce.  Even though females lay hundreds of eggs, only one in a thousand survives to become an adult.

Part of the Marine Campaign

Born Free Foundation
Broadlands Business Campus, Langhurstwood Road
, Horsham, RH12 4QP, UK - Charity Reg. No. 1070906


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