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More Than Just an Agreement

Posted Mon, Aug 5, 2013 by Malcolm Johnson to california, endangered, indonesia, leatherback sea turtle, sister sanctuary agreement

Leatherback sea turtles could be lost to us in 20 years if we don't take aggressive steps for their survival.  lPhoto: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA

Pacific leatherbacks need our help more than ever. Despite being listed as endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act in 1970 their population is currently declining at 6% per year. If this trend continues we could lose these magnificent turtles in 20 years.


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California and Indonesia Urged to Build Relationships to Save Leatherback Sea Turtles

Posted Fri, Jul 19, 2013 by Malcolm Johnson to california, governor jerry brown, indonesia, Leatherback conservation day, leatherback sea turtles, leatherbacks, october 15

A cooperative relationship between the U.S. and the Western Pacific island nations, where Pacific leatherback sea turtles return from California to nest, could help save the endangered leatherback sea turtle. 

In response to Governor Brown’s signing of Assembly Bill 1776, which designates the endangered leatherback sea turtle as California's official state reptile and designates October 15 as Leatherback Conservation Day, state and federal agencies have been encouraged to build cooperative relationships with the Western Pacific island nations, where Pacific leatherback sea turtles return from California waters to nest. This fall, from October 14-17th, political leaders from Indonesia and the United States will meet with notable marine and leatherback scientific experts to discuss the status of the species, the population, international conservation efforts, current conservation efforts in both countries, and socio-economic research of conservation.


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