Call for Sea Turtle Restoration Projects in the Gulf of Mexico
Thank you to the thousands of people who added their comments before the May 18th deadline! Take action below and record your support for this issue, which will be active for many years.
The horrific BP oil spill began one year ago, and no new sea turtle protections or restoration plans have been put in place! Our legal actions stopped the burning of endangered sea turtles and launched a new investigation into the deadly effects of Gulf shrimp trawls, and now we need your help to call for immediate action to save Gulf sea turtles.
Sea Turtles and Dolphins Dead in Record Numbers
Hundreds of sea turtles and dolphins are being killed now by the toxic combination of BP oil and shrimp trawl nets. Over 250 sea turtles and 184 dolphins have stranded dead on Gulf beaches in 2011, shattering previous records! Lack of action is resulting in dead sea turtles and dolphins. The photo of the stranded, dead Kemp's ridley sea turtle in Mississippi is courtesy of Shirley Tillman, a concerned local working with us to share the truth.
Safe Swimways Needed Now!
Sensitive feeding, breeding and migratory sea turtle habitat offshore can be preserved and restored with safe swimways. Eliminating commercial fishing and oil development in these areas will speed the recovery of all marine life. Right now, bottom trawls are drowning sea turtles, destroying life throughout the seafloor, and stirring up oil-contaminated sand back into the marine food web.
Send the letter below urging immediate action to protect and restore Gulf of Mexico sea turtles
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