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The legendary leatherback sea turtle has existed for hundreds of millions of years — and is now in grave danger of extinction.

Marine fishing and pollution, habitat erosion, and the harvesting of the leatherbacks' eggs have all contributed greatly to the turtles' demise. The turtles are fighting an uphill battle toward replenishment of their species.

The fact that human interference is greatly responsible for the turtles' endangerment is actually a promising concept — it means that, if we take steps to modify our behavior, we can help the turtles once again flourish throughout the world's marine ecosystems.

Write to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar asking him to require safer practices for commercial fishing and instate stricter regulations for marine pollution and habitat erosion.

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Dear Secretary Salazar,

I am writing to ask for your help on behalf of the leatherback sea turtle.

The leatherback sea turtle is a majestic creature — one that has existed for hundreds of millions of years. They are the largest marine turtles, occasionally growing up to 2,000 pounds. They're also a peaceful species, and one that needs our help.

Commercial fishing, habitat erosion, and harvesting of leatherback eggs are the primary reasons the leatherback is facing extinction.

But this also offers hope. Since human interference has much to do with the problem, it means we are able to modify our behavior in order to help this precious species.

I hope that you will implement stricter rules for both commercial fishing as well as marine pollution in favor of saving the turtles.

Please take the time to stand up for the leatherback.

Thank you.

Petition Signatures

Mar 18, 2018 carri perani-welsh
Mar 18, 2018 Sandra Clark
Mar 18, 2018 Kathy Clements Please protect the leatherback turtles by banning egg harvesting and create new fishing equipment that does not net and subsequently drown them.
Mar 18, 2018 Brian Hunt
Mar 18, 2018 Ana Suarez
Mar 17, 2018 Michael Collier
Mar 17, 2018 Lesley Adamson
Mar 17, 2018 Nazgol Betash
Mar 17, 2018 Vittorio Renda
Mar 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 17, 2018 Louise Broderick
Mar 15, 2018 Angela Danzik
Mar 15, 2018 Judy Garry
Mar 15, 2018 Danuta Baziuk
Mar 15, 2018 Julie Miller
Mar 15, 2018 Karen Phylow
Mar 15, 2018 hEATHER Knowles
Mar 15, 2018 susan shawket
Mar 15, 2018 Kim Godwin
Mar 14, 2018 Tom Rarey
Mar 12, 2018 Vladimir Shuisky
Mar 11, 2018 Lina Guerrero
Mar 11, 2018 Berenice Dutton
Mar 10, 2018 Alicia Orr
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Mar 9, 2018 Nicola Marsden
Mar 9, 2018 Victoria Berrueco
Mar 9, 2018 Diane Kalil
Mar 9, 2018 Mary Ann Jones
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Mar 7, 2018 Maria Farkas
Mar 7, 2018 Rick Priebe
Mar 7, 2018 Angela Hale
Mar 7, 2018 Marge Schwartz
Mar 7, 2018 Mary Kelly
Mar 7, 2018 Susan Hodgson
Mar 7, 2018 Leda Pelling
Mar 6, 2018 Colleen Oloughlin
Mar 6, 2018 Sandy Lynch
Mar 6, 2018 Dorothy Strotkamp
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Mar 6, 2018 Kim DelMonico
Mar 6, 2018 Simone Duffin
Mar 6, 2018 Ann Conney
Mar 6, 2018 J.D. Brown
Mar 6, 2018 Roberta Parrish
Mar 3, 2018 Jane Alexander
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Mar 2, 2018 Dianne Baublitz

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