Take Action to Increase Protectections for Loggerhead Sea Turtles Impacted by BP's Oil Spill
Thank You for All Your Support! We sent THOUSANDS of comment letters in on the September 13, 2010 deadline.
Take Action Below to JOIN Our Ongoing Efforts
Your letter supporting the endangered listing of loggerheads will affirm years of scientific studies that show distinct loggerhead populations are imperiled, and greater regulatory measures are needed for the recovery of these populations. Once listed as endangered, U.S. loggerheads are entitled to gain critical habitat protections under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Longline Fishing, Shrimp Trawls, Sand Dredging and BP Oil Kill Gulf Loggerheads
Loggerheads are under direct threat from longline fisheries that crisscross critical migratory and feeding habitats, and now many are struggling to recover from the horrific BP oil spill. Sea Turtle Restoration Project was part of the initial movement to grant loggerheads endangered status under the ESA and was on the ground for their protections this summer at the heart of the BP oil catastrophe. To hear a recent interview with STRP's Chris Pincetich speaking to the Endangered Species Coalition, click here.
Click here to visit Regulations.gov, the NMFS online portal, to submit your own unique letter.
Make a special gift to the Sea Turtle Restoration Project today, to help save the loggerhead sea turtles.
With your gift of $25 or more, we will thank you with Mirror Lake, a beautiful book that explores the lifecycle of loggerheads and their habitat in North Carolina.
Special thanks to Doug Perrine for continued use of his excellent loggerhead photos. Photo of loggerhead at right (c) Doug Perrine/ SeaPics.com.