Sea turtles are one of the Earth’s most ancient and charismatic creatures. They are so-called “keystone species” and have played vital roles in maintaining the health of the world’s oceans for more than 100 million years.

These roles range from maintaining productive coral reef ecosystems to transporting essential nutrients from oceans to beaches and coastal dunes. Major changes have occurred in the oceans because sea turtles have been virtually eliminated from many areas of the globe.

However, the most dangerous predator to a sea turtle is a human.

Commercial fishing, poaching, eggs taken from beaches, sold on the black market and later eaten as a delicacy, loss of nesting habitat and climate change are amongst human-caused threats pushing sea turtles towards extinction.

As sea turtle populations decline, so does their ability to fulfil vital functions in ocean ecosystems. Our oceans are unhealthy and under significant threat from overfishing, pollution and climate change.

It is time for us to protect sea turtles and rebuild their populations to the healthy levels as a vital step in ensuring healthy and resilient oceans for the future.

Making sure that sea turtle hatchlings can safely make their way to the ocean is one of the best ways to bring sea turtles back from the edge of extinction.

MyGambia team has committed to using all available means in order to make this possible.

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