Ancient and endangered. For more than 100 million years, sea turtles have covered vast distances across the world’s oceans, performing a vital and integral role in marine and coastal ecosystems. Sea turtles can be found around the world in the Indian, Atlantic, and Pacific Oceans, the Caribbean and Mediterranean Seas, the Gulf of Mexico, northern Australia, and southern Papua New Guinea.
Sadly, the future of these ancient turtle species is at risk. Over the last 200 years, human activities have tipped the scales against the survival of these mariners. Urgent global action is needed to ensure their outcome.
What is causing sea turtle populations to decrease? There are several reasons.
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