Protect the Turtles of Papua New Guinea

Help save the lives of endangered sea turtles in Papua New Guinea by making a kind donation today

 

 

Right now we have a donor who will match what we raise up to the value of $30,000. We just need your support to make this happen.

 

The turtles of Papua New Guinea need you!

The Conflict Islands of Papua New Guinea is a nesting location for the critically endangered Hawksbill Turtle and the endangered Green Turtle, who are extremely vulnerable to illegal poachers and increasing environmental threats of ocean debris.

 

Tragically, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a crippling impact on conservation efforts and we need your help to urgently protect these precious animals. Will you give these turtles a fighting chance by making a kind donation?

 

 

Your gift will be used to help ensure the conservation efforts can immediately continue during the nesting season.

To protect nesting sea turtles and ensure thousands of endangered turtle hatchlings are given safe passage into the ocean, we need to raise $100,000 by this November. Help us reach our target by giving a gift today. 

 

Your Impact

By giving a gift today, the impact of your gift will be threefold. You will be providing employment for local Papuans as anti-poaching rangers and giving families much-needed incomes during this pandemic, all while providing the extra resources needed to save the turtles in and around the Conflict Islands of PNG.  

 

Your gift will be used to conserve nesting turtles through:

Poaching deterrence

Nesting population surveys

Egg protection and relocation

Environment clean-ups 

 

Why is this important?

An anti-poaching and protection program has been running successfully for the past six years in the Conflict Islands that has relied on international volunteers and tourism to resource and fund this vital work. So, when the Covid-19 pandemic landed on the world’s doorstep, the volunteers stopped arriving and a shortage of resources on the ground and massive shortfall in funding was created. 

 

Through the generosity of Sea Shepherd donors, last year, over 13,000 Hawksbill and Green turtles, were hatched and released into the wild, the highest number on record. This year we need even more local rangers on the ground protecting the turtles from unwanted threats. We need your support to ensure this important anti-poaching and protection initiative continues.

 

Together, we can ensure the survival of these endangered sea turtles. 

 

A donation tax receipt will be emailed to you upon completion of your donation.

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