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New Sea Turtle Statues Announced at Galveston Gala

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 5, 2019 Press Contact: Joanie Steinhaus joanie@seaturtles.org (512) 417-7741 New Sea Turtle Statues Announced at Galveston Gala GALVESTON—Turtle Island Restoration Network and Clay Cup Studios are…

Despite U.S. Opposition, Mako Sharks Win Protections at International Wildlife Treaty Meeting

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Eighteen endangered sharks and rays, including mako sharks, have been awarded key Appendix II protections at the 18th Conference of the Parties (CoP18) of the Convention on International Trade in…

Lawsuit Launched to Protect Green Sea Turtle Habitat Threatened by Sea-level Rise, Plastic Pollution, Warming

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Green sea turtle habitat faces threats from sea-level rise, plastic pollution and warming. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 13, 2019 Contact: Jaclyn Lopez, (727) 490-9190, jlopez@biologicaldiversity.org Todd Steiner, (415) 488-7652, tsteiner@seaturtles.org…

Trump Administration Finalizes Rules to Weaken Endangered Species Act

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The Trump administration finalized its sweeping rewrite of Endangered Species Act (ESA) regulations today that undermine the conservation of threatened and endangered species. All leatherback turtle populations are listed as…

Green Sea Turtles Mistake Plastic for Food, Study Finds

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New research from the University of Exeter has found strong evidence that green turtles in the eastern Mediterranean are more likely to swallow plastic that resembles their natural diet of…

Legal Petition Seeks Ban on Plastic Pollution From Petrochemical Plants

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Plastic plants discharged 128 million pounds of pollutants into U.S. waterways last year, their operators reported to the EPA ― including 77,859 pounds of the most toxic pollutants. Decades-old EPA…