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Lauren Conrad Wants to Save the Sea Turtles

Lauren Conrad is asking you to help protect sea turtles from bycatch. Here's what you can do:

1. Sign the petition to require life-saving Turtle Excluder Devices in trawl nets and save thousands of sea turtles every year.

2. Write a letter or draw a picture telling President Obama and Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker why you love sea turtles and why they should be protected.


Fishing gear designed to capture some of our favorite fish is threatening sea turtle survival. 

In June 2015, Lauren Conrad and Oceana traveled to the Rancho Nuevo Sea Turtle Sanctuary in Mexico where the world's most endangered species, Kemp's Ridley sea turtles, come to nest on its beaches. With help from the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP), Conrad and Oceana patrolled the beaches and released hatchlings into the Gulf of Mexico where their life begins.

Conrad has joined Oceana's campaign to urge the U.S. government to take action and protect endangered sea turtles in the southeast shrimp trawl fishery. Watch her PSA to learn why she wants you to get involved, too.

Additional Resources:

CONANP release about Kemp’s Hatchlings in 2015 (en Espanol): http://www.conanp.gob.mx/difusion/comunicado.php?id_subcontenido=883

Info on Kemp’s from the National Marine Fisheries Service: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/turtles/kempsridley.htm

Gladys Porter Zoo info on Kemps Conservation and program with Mexico: http://gpz.org/kemps-ridley-turtle-project/

For questions about the Oceana collaboration with TOMS, please click here.