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2615 Jefferson St.
Bellingham
Washington 98225
USA
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Target demographics: endangered sea turtles

Direct beneficiaries per year: protect hundreds of sea turtles and thousands of turtle eggs from being poached.

Geographic areas served: Indonesia and Cape Verde

Programs: beach protection patrols, educational programs to school children, beach clean-ups, research and data collection on sea turtles

Mission:
The Turtle Foundation selects and supports clearly outlined and realistic projects that stand a good chance of success in the foreseeable future. We focus on reducing commercial exploitation of turtles and eggs, and promoting prohibitions on turtle slaughtering and trade in turtle products.
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08/28/11
I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!! I donated 10.21$ I would like to volunteer with turtles with them, it would be alot of fun and good for the turtles!! I love turtles so so so so much and I'm so lucky to be apart of this thing :-) more people should care about turtles, I know I do... more »
04/10/10
I worked with the Turtle Foundation in Cape Verde for two months in Summer 2009. This is an organisation that makes a real difference; poaching rates have dropped 80% in 2009 compared to 2007 figures, without this intervention, the turtle nesting population of this island could be extinct in under a... more »
It is 7:30 in the evening and everyone is ready to go, the volunteers with their sleeping bags and torches and the Cape Verdean soldiers with their AK47 rifles. Ten of us get on to or into the pick up truck and head for the beaches. It is already quite dark as we head down the dirt tracks; ... more »
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