I decided for this week’s Turtle round-up to compile a list of organizations devoted to conservation and rescue. The work that these groups do is amazing, and I wish I lived close enough to a beach to do some volunteer work myself!
(from center, then clockwise from top left-hand corner)
- The Panama City Beach Turtle Watch has an awesome collection of nesting information going back almost ten years!
- Honu.org is a neat blog devoted to turtle news and events.
- The Sea Turtle Trust is a UK-based charity that promotes the conservation of Sea Turtles in the Atlantic Ocean.
- “The World Turtle Trust serves as a link between sea turtle conservation projects around the world and people like you who wish to help them.”
- Years ago, we vacationed on Hunting Island, but it was too early to see any sea turtles. One day, we’ll go back for the Turtle Watch.
- The purpose of the Sea Turtle Preservation Society is to “educate the public about marine turtles.”
- The California Turtle and Tortoise Club has a great website with loads of information, including tortoise calls!
- Here’s another group I’d love to be a part of (based in North Carolina): Sunset Beach Turtle Watch Program. They monitor turtle nesting!
- The New York Turtle and Tortoise Society is a non-profit organization. Check out some of the photos on their site–stunning!
- Another great conservation group, the Tortoise Trust provides information about husbandry and rehoming of tortoises in need.
- The Turtle Homes Rescue is a wonderful resource for people looking to adopt or place homeless turtles and tortoises.
- The Caribbean Conservation and Sea Turtle Survival League is an amazing organization that gives you many options for helping the world’s sea turtles. I may just ask someone to adopt a sea turtle for my birthday.
- I saw several signs for the Coastal Discovery Museum in Hilton Head. They have an evening Turtle Walk & Talk to observe nests and nesting areas!