At Hibiscus Travels, one of our more popular programs is our Sea Turtle Conservation project.
Out of the seven known species, six are critically endangered. Main factors affecting this are poaching, loss of nesting and feeding areas, as well as ocean pollution and global warming.
Cool Facts about Sea Turtles
Turtles are one of the oldest creatures on Earth, dating back to 150 million years ago. Leatherback sea turtles travel more than 10,000 miles in a year Green sea turtles can hold their breath for up to 5 hours A sea turtles diet consists of everything from algae to seaweed to crab and jellyfish Sea turtles have excellent eye sight, sense of smell and can even hear vibration
How bad is it?
GLOBAL STATUS: The world’s seven sea turtle species are classified as follows according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species:
Leatherbacks: Vulnerable Greens: Endangered Loggerheads: Vulnerable Hawksbills: Critically Endangered Olive Ridleys: Vulnerable Kemp’s Ridleys: Critically Endangered Flatbacks: Data Deficient
What can you do to help?
Participate in our program as a volunteer, intern or for study abroad credit. As part of our sea turtle and marine life program, volunteers might see either adults, babies or eggs, and learn about their life cycle. By helping this project, volunteers will be part of a serious scientific research project, which provides important data for the conservation of sea turtles.
If you are interested in participating in our program to help save the sea turtles, visit our website for more information on this project: