Sea turtles are extremely vulnerable to climate change due to their unique life history. Join us in working with other activists working to slow and reverse climate change that threatens all life on Earth.

Climate change impacts sea turtles in a number of ways:

  • Temperature determines sea turtle gender,
  • Rising seas inundate and destroy nesting beach sites, and
  • Changing ocean current patterns may prevent hatchlings from reaching their critical pelagic habitat they need to reach to survive their first few months and years at sea.

The time to act is now. Help us build resilient sea turtle populations, restore key ocean and beach habitat and ensure the long-term survival of these ancient species, while we reduce the impacts of oil and gas emissions and drilling.


Deadly Waters: The Threat of Climate Change & Rising Sea Levels to Sea Turtle Nesting Beaches

One impact of sea level rise is the loss or diminishment of beaches, including those on which sea turtles nest. In this report, we examine the impacts of sea level rise on major sea turtle nesting beaches for the seven species of sea turtles. From existing data and sea level rise projections, we have identified two major US nesting beach areas that are at risk from climate change: French Frigate Shoals in Hawaii and Padre Island National Seashore in Texas.

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What We’re Doing

New Scientific Paper: Global patterns of illegal marine turtle exploitation documents continued killing of Turtles

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Six of the seven species of sea turtles are considered threatened or endangered under various national and international laws and treaties, including the US Endangered Species Act and the Convention…

Drowned Sea Turtle Displays Dangers of Traps

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A recently shared picture of a green sea turtle in Australia’s K’gari (Fraser Island) Great Sandy National Park garnered attention on the internet, with the devastating image showcasing the impact…

Locals Call for Regulation on Sand Mining

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In Papua New Guinea, there is no international law on sand mining, big companies are attempting to use this to their benefit. Locals, as well as marine wildlife, are feeling…