This month, [1THING] Northeastern Pennsylvania’s featured organization is Save The Turtles, Inc:
Extinction is not a new concept.
In fact, species have been going extinct for millions of years from geological and climate changes. The issue now is from overconsumption, pollution, and habitat destruction brought on by humans causing more species to needlessly become extinct.
So why should we care about sea turtles extinction in particular?
For starters, sea turtles help maintain the health of sea grass by eating it. Healthy sea grass allows other oceanic species such as crustaceans, fish, and shellfish to be able to breed. This would impact a huge source of food for humans.
In addition, when sea turtles lay eggs in dunes, the shells and unhatched eggs left behind provide nutrients that facilitate vegetation growth. This strengthens the beach’s ecosystem as a whole and helps prevent erosion.
Save the Turtles Inc, a non-profit sea turtle conservation organization supports sustainable projects, especially community-based programs that enhance the lives of people in the habitat area. Their focus is providing grants for the salaries of turtle patrollers who protect nesting sea turtles at night from poachers. Your donation helps support programs that save endangered nesting sea turtles, the eggs and hatchlings.
So help save sea turtles around the world by donating or purchasing some adorable sea turtle pillows here:
Donation not enough for you? You can always become an alliance partner!
For more information, visit: http://costaricaturtles.com/