Save The Loggerhead Sea Turtle

  • by: Care2.com
  • target: The National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

As the struggle for survival continues, sea turtle populations dwindle more each day. The loggerhead sea turtle has experienced an aggressive decline in the past decade -- with an 80 percent decrease in the North Pacific and a 40 percent decline in the Northwest Atlantic, their most popular nesting spot.

Right now, the loggerhead sea turtles are only one of six remaining sea turtle species left in the United States. Fortunately, the National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service understand the importance of saving our dwindling sea turtle populations, and recently proposed to change the status of the North Pacific and Northwest Atlantic loggerhead sea turtles from threatened to endangered under the Endangered Species Act.

Listing the loggerhead as endangered will be a major step in guaranteeing further protection. Speak up for sea turtles and sign the petition to list loggerheads as endangered.

Dear National Marine Fisheries Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,

The numbers speak for themselves. If loggerhead sea turtles do not receive further protection, the population will continue to decrease, leading eventually to extinction.

The destruction of sea turtle habitats due to pollution and fishing nets will continue to diminish the number of sea turtles if they do not receive this much needed protection. Steps must be taken to prevent this cycle from continuing.

Please ensure that the next step is taken to protect the loggerhead sea turtle while we still can. List the loggerhead sea turtle as endangered today.

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