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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


Apr 19, 2018 Keith Cliver The fact that we even have to try to convince the fishing industry & others to protect these remarkable creatures speaks to the depravity of the human race. It should be a "no brainer" to respect & help these earthmates.
Apr 18, 2018 Christine Fernando
Apr 17, 2018 tunmise moradeyo
Apr 15, 2018 nicole goberdhan
Apr 15, 2018 Jacqueline McGrath Curtis
Apr 14, 2018 Fawn Mcconnell
Apr 14, 2018 Debbie Marquess
Apr 14, 2018 Valerie Shuter
Apr 14, 2018 Ankita Jain Gupta
Apr 13, 2018 Lori Kegler
Apr 13, 2018 Pat Wyman
Apr 13, 2018 Carol Kaslander
Apr 13, 2018 Racquel Coliares
Apr 13, 2018 tina Kotrich
Apr 13, 2018 siam benji please save the turtles
Apr 13, 2018 Anna Binakaj
Apr 13, 2018 D'Arcy Goodrich
Apr 13, 2018 Elena Shcherbakova
Apr 13, 2018 Gabrielle Ferro
Apr 13, 2018 theresa sonia
Apr 13, 2018 Kate Evans
Apr 13, 2018 Kathy Monaco
Apr 13, 2018 kevin juniper
Apr 13, 2018 Beau Ryba
Apr 13, 2018 Elaine Becker We MUST save species for future generations!
Apr 12, 2018 claudine gillard
Apr 11, 2018 Brent Pennell
Apr 11, 2018 Jill Banta
Apr 11, 2018 georgina italy
Apr 11, 2018 Martina Giesen
Apr 11, 2018 LISA CRUZ
Apr 10, 2018 Michael Stevenson
Apr 10, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 8, 2018 M. Estella
Apr 8, 2018 Lori Arkin
Apr 7, 2018 Teresa Berg-Wallis
Apr 7, 2018 Rick Hodorowich
Apr 7, 2018 Sally Allen
Apr 7, 2018 Laura Tosa
Apr 7, 2018 Tasha Chenoweth
Apr 6, 2018 dallas buckley
Apr 6, 2018 Maryanna Moskal
Apr 5, 2018 Lynda Callista
Apr 5, 2018 Siti Zulaikha
Apr 4, 2018 Claire McCullagh
Apr 4, 2018 Michele Jankelow
Apr 4, 2018 Ann Plimpton
Apr 4, 2018 Janet Christian
Apr 3, 2018 faye munro
Apr 3, 2018 bruce hall

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