I’d like to pass on a direct appeal by the Sea Turtle Restoration Project as it is close to my heart. Please use the link below to voice your support.
“The horrific BP oil spill began one year ago, and no new sea turtle protections or restoration plans have been put in place! Our legal actions stopped the burning of endangered sea turtles and launched a new investigation into the deadly effects of Gulf shrimp trawls, and now we need your help to call for immediate action to save Gulf sea turtles.
Then, read our newest press release “U.S. Earns Failing Grades for BP Oil Spill Response and Repair in Gulf of Mexico – Environmental Report Card Finds Business As Usual in Gulf One Year After the Biggest Oil Spill in U. S. History” and download the color pdf Enviro Report Card from the BP Spill. Read and share it!
Finally, dig deep and donate!
Turtle Island Restoration Network, home to the Sea Turtle Restoration Project, is THE leading organization fighting for sea turtle justice in the Gulf of Mexico. Our small staff can use all the help we can get!
Chris Pincetich – Sea Turtle Restoration Project”
And here’s more things you can do now to help the cause:
* Visiting the Sea Turtle Restoration Project Action Center [ http://seaturtles.org/article.php?list=type&type=71 ] and taking MORE action
* Stop using plastic bags and replace them with cloth or paper bags. Sea turtles are known to mistake plastic bags for food which can result in their death
* Make a tax-deductible Donation! [ http://seaturtles.org/article.php?list=type&type=60 ] With offices in California, Texas, and Costa Rica, we are leading the international fight to save sea turtle populations worldwide by partnering with activists and communities to protect nesting beaches, establish marine conservation areas and reform fishery policies.
After living on Earth since the time of the dinosaurs more than 100 million years ago, the survival of sea turtles depends on us. Working together, we can save the sea turtles.
In an attempt to get you motivated, please take a look at these disturbing photos from Costa Rica at the immense devastation that locals are reeking on the turtle population by harvesting eggs to sell.
Thanks to dear friend Ginny for sharing this with me.
Please distribute widely
The Turtle eggs are stolen to be sold.
The planet is thankful for the forwarding of this email.