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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


Jun 20, 2018 Sally Wynn
Jun 20, 2018 Anna Ott
Jun 20, 2018 Heather Yargus
Jun 20, 2018 Tina Watkins
Jun 20, 2018 Wendy Lukowitz
Jun 19, 2018 Stella Statsevich
Jun 19, 2018 Stephanie Peron
Jun 19, 2018 Bernie Doherty
Jun 18, 2018 Bridget Hopper
Jun 17, 2018 Dorothy Peier
Jun 16, 2018 Αικατερινη ΚΟΥΜΗ e humans destroy this planet from our endless and insatiable greed for more. If we carry on like this there will be no thing beautiful left on this planet.
Jun 16, 2018 Elly Mavrata The seas are their HOME. Stop destroying all that is beautiful. Live and let live !
Jun 12, 2018 Angie Hyde
Jun 10, 2018 Sophie Avoustin
Jun 8, 2018 Sandra Thompson
Jun 7, 2018 Stacey Lightfoot
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May 31, 2018 kathie vancura
May 31, 2018 Pauline Desilets
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May 30, 2018 Stephanie Black-Mcdonald
May 30, 2018 Ashley Andrews
May 30, 2018 Brandi Shelby
May 29, 2018 Sophie Ernst
May 29, 2018 Lorraine Glenn
May 29, 2018 BOUR Claire
May 29, 2018 Clément Bour
May 29, 2018 Maria Angeles Leorza Arechavaleta
May 28, 2018 Anita Huysmans
May 28, 2018 Roel Miranda
May 28, 2018 Rosa María Montés
May 27, 2018 Julie Wild
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May 27, 2018 Louisa Gauerke
May 27, 2018 Barton Grimm
May 27, 2018 Rita Leone
May 27, 2018 Charity Thayn
May 26, 2018 Elizabeth Cima
May 26, 2018 karen wood
May 26, 2018 Patricia Walker
May 26, 2018 Amy Harlib
May 25, 2018 Jenelle Back -Sercombe
May 25, 2018 keely gleason
May 25, 2018 Stephanie Spiers
May 25, 2018 Anne Romanow
May 25, 2018 Sandi Bowen
May 25, 2018 Andreja Stimac
May 25, 2018 Amy Agzarian my heart breaks for the animals who need the ocean and we continue to pollute and abuse and fish and wreck their habitat, please do whatever possible to help them survive

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