Thursday, October 16, 2008

Turtle Soup, Anyone?

Help Protect Sea Turtles

Stop Killing the Turtles in the Bahamas

Did you Know That It Is Perfectly legal in the Bahamas
to kill every species of sea turtle except the hawksbill?

Please use the form below to contact Michael Braynen, the Director of the Bahamas' Department of Marine Resources, and tell him to take action to protect sea turtles.

The World Conservation Union (IUCN) lists all seven sea turtle species as 'threatened' or 'endangered.' Five of the seven species inhabit the Bahamas -- green, loggerhead, leatherback, hawksbill, and olive ridley sea turtles.

The Bahamas Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources has proposed a rule that will enhance sea turtle conservation by prohibiting all harvest, purchase, and sale of sea turtles and turtle products.

We need your help to convince the Bahamas to move forward with this rule to protect sea turtles. Please take action today to help us get better international protection for these ancient mariners.

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