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Adopt a sea turtle

By adopting a sea turtle you support the urgently needed conservation work of the Turtle Foundation!

All seven species of sea turtles are threatened with extinction! The Turtle Foundation is fully committed to actively preventing the brutal slaughter of sea turtles by poachers each night during nesting season on Boavista, Cape Verde. We also prevent the illegal collection of turtle eggs and the sale of the eggs on the black market on the Berau islands in Indonesia.

By completing an adoption you help prevent the extermination of sea turtles!

The minimum fee of an adoption is USD 100 / EUR 90 for one year.

Your sea turtle adoption pack will include:

  • Personal adoption certificate
  • Gift: Turtle USB stick, mouse pad, turtle keyring pendant, or a sea turtle photograph size A4 (see also: ➞ Gifts sea turtle adoption)
  • Regular email newsletter
Online Adoption Form

An adoption is valid for 12 months. After one year Turtle Foundation will contact you and ask you to renew it. The renewal is optional.


A symbolic adoption makes a great present! With an adoption you show you care for both the gift recipient and the sea turtles!

Turtle Foundation USA is registered as a charitable nonprofit organization according to USC 26 § 501 (c)(3). The registration number is UBI 602642586.

Turtle Foundation Deutschland: Rechtsfähige Stiftung des bürgerlichen Rechts, steuerbefreit wegen Gemeinnützigkeit gemäß Freistellungsbescheid des Finanzamtes Köln-Süd vom 20.10.2017. Steuernummer: 219/5891/2089
Turtle Foundation Schweiz: Gemeinnützige, steuerbefreite Stiftung nach schweizerischem Recht. Registriernummer: CH-320.7.059.335-7
Turtle Foundation Liechtenstein: Gemeinnützige, steuerbefreite Stiftung mit eigener Rechtspersönlichkeit gemäss Art. 552 §§ 1 ff. des liechtensteinischen Personen- und Gesellschaftsrechts (PGR)