To learn more about RARE Conservation and their current conservation efforts,
Education programs and local volunteers can help ensure the survival of the Black Sea Turtle.
While Sea Turtles have survived on Earth for more than 100 million
years, the number of new babies hatched dwindles each year. And those
that are hatched safely take to seas that have grown increasingly perilous
due to the activities of a relatively new species on the scene – humans.
As they traverse the world’s oceans and
waterways, Sea Turtles rely on stops at
specific feeding grounds to sustain and
protect them throughout their journey.
One of the world’s foremost feeding
grounds is Mexico’s Baja California
Peninsula. As the baby turtle begins its
journey from southern Mexico where it
was hatched to Baja, where it will feed
and grow to maturity, it faces a number
of modern threats.
Poaching, coastal development, and
overfishing are all rendering this once
safe harbor an unsafe and often tragic
destination for the already endangered
Black Sea Turtle.
The international conservation group Rare has embarked on a two-year
campaign to introduce alternative fishing practices, build support for
anti-poaching enforcement, and demonstrate how the loss of Sea Turtles
signals the loss of healthy seas on
which we all depend.
Your contribution can help to preserve Sea Turtle habitat in Mexico's Baja Peninsula