June 16: World Sea Turtle Day.

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Campamento Tortuguero Los Quelonios. Playa Ventura, Copala. Guerrero, México. LosQuelonios.org

Friday, May 17, 2019. New York City – May and June are two important months for turtles. May 23 is “World Turtle Day” and June 16 is “World Sea Turtle Day.”

Every year, people around the world celebrate World Sea Turtle Day on June 16. Sea turtles are in danger of extinction. Everyone can do something for the protection and conservation of sea turtles.

Today is #EndangeredSpeciesDay. Thousands of species are at risk of extinction. #SeaTurtles are one of them. Taking action does make a difference. Turtle Camp Los Quelonios is helping to save sea turtles from extinction.

Adopt a Sea Turtle!
Make a symbolic turtle adoption to help save sea turtles (some of the world’s most endangered animals) from extinction and support Turtle Camp Los Quelonios’ conservation efforts. Click here to make a donation today. You will receive a picture of a sea turtle and a thank you letter. 

Turtle Camp Los Quelonios. Playa Ventura, Copala. Guerrero, México – Brisa, granddaughter of Mr. Angel helping the turtle camp in the release of baby turtles. 

“World Sea Turtle Day, June 16, is a day used to honor and highlight the importance of sea turtles. These creatures, like any other creature, are magnificent in their own way. Not only are sea turtles beautiful animals, but they also show incredible perseverance and resiliency– after all, they have been nesting on beaches for millions of years. So of course they deserve their own day dedicated to their awesomeness!

World Sea Turtle Day would not be rightfully celebrated without mentioning, Dr. Archie Carr, STC’s founder and “father of sea turtle biology.” World Sea Turtle Day is celebrated the same day as Dr. Carr’s birthday, June 16. Dr. Carr will forever be remembered for the enhancement of the sea turtle conservation movement and the legacy he has left behind. His research and advocacy brought the attention to the threatening conditions that continue to impact sea turtles. His work highlighted the issue and helped create the community that continues to strive for a better life and future for sea turtles.”_Sea Turtle Conservancy

Six of the seven sea turtles lay their eggs in Mexican beaches. Three of them lay their eggs in Playa Ventura. The work volunteers do to preserve sea turtles is of great importance and it is important to support them. You can support the camp by making a donation today. 

Click here to make a donation in honor of someone—to celebrate a birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, wedding, your child, maternity, Sweet Sixteen, holiday, or another special occasion—or in memory of someone.

Turtle Camp Los Quelonios needs a Quad/ATV, All-Terrain 350. The quad will help volunteers to travel longer distances and collect more eggs to plant in the camp nursery. 

“Seven different species of sea (or marine) turtles grace our ocean waters, from the shallow seagrass beds of the Indian Ocean, to the colorful reefs of the Coral Triangle, and even the sandy beaches of the Eastern Pacific. WWF’s work on sea turtles focuses on five of those species: green, hawksbill, loggerhead, leatherback and olive ridley.

Human activities have tipped the scales against the survival of these ancient mariners. Nearly all species of sea turtle are classified as Endangered. Slaughtered for their eggs, meat, skin and shells, sea turtles suffer from poaching and over-exploitation. They also face habitat destruction and accidental capture in fishing gear. Climate change has an impact on turtle nesting sites. It alters sand temperatures, which then affects the sex of hatchlings.

WWF is committed to stop the decline of sea turtles and work for the recovery of the species. We work to secure environments in which both turtles—and the people that depend upon them—can survive into the future.”_WorldWildLife.org

Campamento Tortuguero Los Quelonios. Playa Ventura, Copala. Guerrero, México - Tortuga laúd, también conocida en México como garapacho desovando sus huevos. Esos huevos se colectan y se "siembran" en el vivero del campamento. LosQuelonios.org
Turtle Camp Los Quelonios. Playa Ventura, Copala. Guerrero, México – A leatherback turtle laying her eggs. Leatherback turtles are the biggest sea turtles. Volunteers colect her eggs “to seed” them in the nursery of the camp.

Right now, the camp needs a Quad/ATV, All-Terrain 350, gasoline for the quad, radios, cyclonic mesh, shadow mesh, mosquito net, red lights, latero gloves, etc. Your donation of $5, $10, $25, $50, $100 or more dollars will help to buy what the camp needs. Click here to make a contribution now. All the money raised will be to buy what the camp needs.

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