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Phone: 415-663-8590
PO Box 370
Forest Knolls
California 94933
USA
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Target demographics: With projects in California, Texas, Costa Rica and Papua New Guinea, STRP has been leading the international fight to protect sea turtle populations worldwide by partnering with activists and communities to protect nesting beaches, establish marine conservation areas and reform fishery practices and policies.

Mission:
Our mission is to protect populations of threatened marine species in ways that meet their ecological needs and the needs of local communities who share their habitats.

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Results:
Our Save the Leatherback Campaign established approximately 250,000 square miles of protected area off the California and Oregon coasts for migrating and foraging sea turtles and prevented the reopening of drift gillnet fishing in these waters.

In Costa Rica, created a new wildlife refuge for leatherback and olive ridley sea turtles with 25 continuous miles of sea turtle nesting beaches now being monitored by biologists and volunteers on the Nicoya Peninsula.

Mobilized 465 indigenous Papua New Guineans to sign a petition to halt planned seabed mining by Nautilus, Inc. that would be devastating to marine life.

Filed a petition that is now under consideration by the U.S. government recommending that loggerhead sea turtles found off the U.S. West Coast be listed as an Endangered Species.

Took legal action leading to a federal court ruling that banned high seas longline fishing as a violation of the Endangered Species Act.

Brought legal action to successfully close 2 million square miles of ocean to Hawaii-based longline fishers.

In Mexico, catalyzed an international campaign that resulted in Mexico joining CITES, a treaty restricting endangered species trade, ending the slaughter of 50,000 sea turtles each year and banning sea turtle egg harvesting.

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05/01/10
This is a great organizaton staffed by a few passionate people, intent on saving this magnificent species. They combine strong science with political courage and action. I have worked with them for over a year and their work continues to inspire me. Wish I had more time to dedicate to their ... more »
I have had a wonderful experience working with STRP. I have been working with them since February 2010 at their main office in West Marin and have also worked with them getting petitions signed at the University of California at Berkeley. Everyone at STRP is focused and passionate about saving the ... more »
04/30/10
I like the easiness of petition signing thru the internet. When an action/petition needs to be done, I can sign it, and have my voice heard, almost instantly. I can broadcast the action done by STRP thru Facebook, and then onto my friends. I also like being updated about their campaigns around the... more »
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