Sea Turtle Foundation takes action to protect sea turtles, such as responding to stranded turtle calls, raising alerts over potential impacts and ensuring authorities are aware when their activities are harmful to sea turtles.
Community members can make a real difference by supporting Sea Turtle Foundation’s projects and by making small changes at home and work that can make a real difference. Current action projects include:
Stranding Response -- Sick, injured or dead turtles often wash up on beaches; our volunteers assist authorities in responding to and collecting data from stranding events.
Marine Debris -- Thousands of sea turtles die every year from marine debris.
Coastal Lights -- Inappropriate coastal lighting disturbs nesting females and sends hatchlings the wrong way.
Townsville Powerboat Race– powerful boats at high speed over grazing turtles feeding on the valuable seagrass beds and the dugong protection area in Cleveland Bay is not a good mix.
Community Events-- Raising awareness of our activities and letting the public know how to get involved is part of our action strategy--come along and show your support for sea turtles!