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The legendary leatherback sea turtle has existed for hundreds of millions of years — and is now in grave danger of extinction.

Marine fishing and pollution, habitat erosion, and the harvesting of the leatherbacks' eggs have all contributed greatly to the turtles' demise. The turtles are fighting an uphill battle toward replenishment of their species.

The fact that human interference is greatly responsible for the turtles' endangerment is actually a promising concept — it means that, if we take steps to modify our behavior, we can help the turtles once again flourish throughout the world's marine ecosystems.

Write to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar asking him to require safer practices for commercial fishing and instate stricter regulations for marine pollution and habitat erosion.

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Dear Secretary Salazar,

I am writing to ask for your help on behalf of the leatherback sea turtle.

The leatherback sea turtle is a majestic creature — one that has existed for hundreds of millions of years. They are the largest marine turtles, occasionally growing up to 2,000 pounds. They're also a peaceful species, and one that needs our help.

Commercial fishing, habitat erosion, and harvesting of leatherback eggs are the primary reasons the leatherback is facing extinction.

But this also offers hope. Since human interference has much to do with the problem, it means we are able to modify our behavior in order to help this precious species.

I hope that you will implement stricter rules for both commercial fishing as well as marine pollution in favor of saving the turtles.

Please take the time to stand up for the leatherback.

Thank you.

Petition Signatures

Oct 21, 2016 Tina Brewster
Oct 21, 2016 Andrea Rohr
Oct 20, 2016 Susan Ellis
Oct 20, 2016 Victoria Prescott
Oct 20, 2016 Brian Pike
Oct 20, 2016 Jennifer Thord-Gray
Oct 20, 2016 Majbritt Engbo Nielsen
Oct 19, 2016 Pauge Rich
Oct 19, 2016 Sevda Cenkci
Oct 18, 2016 Rosario Rodriguez Leon Stop destroying. Start building a better world were every single individual and their ecosystems are honored, preserved and respected. The good we do to them we are doing it to us‼‼ We all live In the same boat‼‼🙏🙏
Oct 17, 2016 Simone Pugh
Oct 17, 2016 Anne Shackman
Oct 17, 2016 Wendy Lukowitz
Oct 16, 2016 Anthony Hostetter
Oct 16, 2016 Shawn Mack
Oct 16, 2016 Joyce Moore
Oct 16, 2016 Marian Hussenbux
Oct 16, 2016 jean tsucalas
Oct 14, 2016 SUSAN JOHNSON
Oct 14, 2016 SALLY BENARDO
Oct 14, 2016 Laudiceia Fonseca
Oct 14, 2016 Yvonne Autie Work in harmony with nature & the environment. Do not abuse any part o0f the natural world.
Oct 14, 2016 Quentin Fischer
Oct 14, 2016 Marc van de Waarseenburg
Oct 14, 2016 bellinda rolf-jansen
Oct 13, 2016 Lauren Piacentini
Oct 10, 2016 Jacqueline Clare
Oct 10, 2016 mary benson
Oct 10, 2016 Jan Repp
Oct 8, 2016 Gillian Morton
Oct 7, 2016 gay johnson
Oct 7, 2016 ZUMAYNA Ebrahim
Oct 7, 2016 Claire Leavitt
Oct 7, 2016 Ilse Spiegel
Oct 6, 2016 Jessica Burgess
Oct 5, 2016 Marie Armandy
Oct 5, 2016 James Bodsberg
Oct 5, 2016 G D
Oct 4, 2016 Angela Stein
Oct 4, 2016 Andrea Hinkley
Oct 4, 2016 Siendrra Mehmeti
Oct 4, 2016 leigh barry
Oct 4, 2016 E Moreno
Oct 4, 2016 Chris Rowland
Oct 4, 2016 Annie Kluge
Oct 4, 2016 AUGUSTA MOORE Please take action to protect our dwindling leatherback sea turtle population! We must stop the extinction of so many species now before it's too late and they are gone forever! Please SAVE our Leatherback Sea Turtles from human greed and selfishness!
Oct 3, 2016 Lisa Sala
Oct 3, 2016 Joy Ruth Enforce protections for leatherback turtles. Protect their habitats and their eggs. Limit commercial fishing.
Oct 2, 2016 romani bays

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