DeeperBlue.com caught up with SEE Turtles co-founder and President Brad Nahill at DEMA Show to learn more about their unique approach to sea turtle conservation.
Brad described SEE Turtles‘ multi-pronged approach to conservation:
“SEE Turtles protects endangered sea turtles throughout Latin America and the world by supporting community-based conservation efforts. Our Billion Baby Turtles program provides support for important turtle nesting beaches and has helped save more than 1 million hatchlings. Our conservation trips provide volunteer and financial support for conservation efforts and our school programs help teachers and students learn about these incredible animals and how to protect them. Our latest program, Divers for Turtles, inspires divers and the dive industry to support turtle conservation efforts.”
One of the greatest threats to sea turtles is the proliferation of products made from their shells. SEE Turtles has launched Too Rare To Wear, a campaign to end the demand for turtleshell products in Latin America.
“Too Rare to Wear is a campaign working to end the demand for turtleshell products.”
Their coalition includes more than 120 tourism and conservation organizations and has reached more than 10 million people about this issue.
For more information, visit their website at www.seeturtles.org.