Sea Turtles: Conservation

Threats

Green and loggerhead turtles are currently listed as endangered, and hawksbill turtles as critically endangered, on the IUCN Red List. In many parts of the world, various species of sea turtle are hunted specifically for their meat and shells. Commercial fishing also poses a staggering threat to turtle populations, with hundreds of thousands of sea turtles captured accidentally during fishing activities. Other threats include ingestion of plastics, disruption of nesting sites, marine pollution, and climate change.

Find out more about our work with sea turtles here.