Protecting Turtles

Following our study of freshwater turtles, we turn to sea turtles. People on Earth have a lot of effort to put forth to protect the seven sea turtles living in our oceans. As you can see by their listed status below, we must act now. 

Critically Endangered: Hawksbill and Kemp's Ridley

Endangered: Green and Loggerhead

Vulnerable: Leatherback and Olive Ridley

Data Deficient: Flatback

Artists Pato and Pluma guide the children on drawing and painting proportionally correct sea turtles and a close-up of the head of a turtle.

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Pluma helps Yael with his drawing.

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Pato watches the children draw and paint the head of a turtle.

Below are a few of the fantastic drawings of a head of a turtle including tips on how to protect turtles. There are many more ways to protect turtles so please join the effort.

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 Protect Turtles Tip: Protect beach vegetation that stabilizes sand and the natural coastline.

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  Protect Turtles Tip: Do NOT eat their eggs or meat.protecting turtles 5.jpg

  Protect Turtles Tip: Respect their nesting sites.

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  Protect Turtles Tip: Let turtles remain in their natural habitats. Don't take them as pets.

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  Protect Turtles Tip: Properly dispose of your garbage.

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Children form groups and create beautiful turtle shells.

WE NEED YOUR HELPPlease consider a financial gift to Art of ConservationAll donations are tax deductible and directly benefit the children we work with. Any amount is greatly appreciated. 


A donation of $500 will provide the opportunity for one child to participate in our four-month, 28-session program. 

Thank you so much for your support. 


Julie Ghrist and the AoC Team 

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