What We Do
Our sea turtle action center in Galveston, Texas safeguards sea turtles and engages the public in our conservation efforts through beach patrols, classroom visits, other habitat protection efforts and more.
Why It Matters
In addition to being home to millions of migratory birds, 29 marine mammals and 50 shark species, the Gulf of Mexico is also home to five species of endangered sea turtle; including the Kemp’s ridley.
Our programs span the Gulf of Mexico—from the colorful coral reefs of Mexico to the sandy beaches of Galveston, Texas—and include projects to protect sharks, marine mammals, and seabirds from a myriad of threats like industrial overfishing, destruction of coastal and riverine habitat, and the threat of climate change from fossil fuel projects. Each gives the public a chance to get involved in our species-saving efforts.