Green Sea Turtle
If you are reading this, chances are you're not an endangered species, which is great for you! Unfortunately the same can't be said for green sea turtles. These stunning reptiles can grow up to 5ft in length and 700 lbs. These peaceful giants have come way too close to extinction due to hunting and habitat loss. In the last half century numbers have decreased by 90%. It's hard not to fall in love with these incredibly beautiful creatures, and it's even harder not to feel for them when their dwindling numbers are due, in part, to our actions.
Despite surviving for millions of years, humans have brought them to the point of extinction. They have been poached for their eggs, meat, skin and shells. The thought of future generations only being able to see these magnificent reptiles in books and online is something we'd really like to avoid, and if we come together now and ACT, we can change the course of their history. We can do better than letting one of the ocean's most magnificent reptiles disappear. Turtle power!