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Former dynamite fisherman now protects the reef

Abdul Karim Laing used to be a bomb fisherman. “I started in 1990,” he explains. “My friend was catching a lot of fish – it turned out he was using dynamite and he taught me. I got good at it.” Laing lives in a tiny village called Berungus in Sabah province, on the north coast [...]

By | July 2nd, 2014|General|

Turtle Foundation Announces Crowdfunding Partnership with

We are excited to announce a new partnership with the crowdfunding website, and we would love to have your help. helps organizations like Turtle Foundation raise money for critically needed projects. For a small donation (think $10 or less) you can make a huge difference. Here’s how you can help: Visit: and [...]

By | March 29th, 2014|General|

A heartening sign

Former NBA star Yao Ming recently delivered a petition during the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) asking China’s government to ban sales of ivory. He said, "When the buying stops, the killing can, too" Thank you, Yao Ming.

By | March 25th, 2014|General|

Leatherback hatchlings emerging from their nest

Here is a video that someone took when they came across leatherback hatchlings emerging from their nest. From the accent, it sounds like it is on the southern coast of the U.S., perhaps Florida? See how tiny they are? Adult leatherbacks can reach 8 feet in length and 500-2000 lbs weight! They are endangered throughout [...]

By | December 30th, 2013|General|

Turtle Foundation’s popular annual raffle is back for 2014

Turtle Foundation is holding its annual raffle to raise funds for our protection projects. As always, the prizes are fantastic. Only 200 tickets are sold, with 13 prizes and a total value of over $17000 USD, so the chances of winning are fairly high. Prizes include dive trips and dive gear. For full information check [...]

By | December 13th, 2013|General|

News from our Turtle Conservation Project in Berau, Indonesia, October 2013

From Dr. Hiltrud Cordes, Project Manager/ October 2, 2013:  Banjiiiiir! Dear turtle friends, last week I arrived in the town Tanjung Redeb, capital of Berau regency in East Kalimantan, where the head office of our project is based. We had a very good start with introducing a  new accounting software. Our office staff Rachmad and [...]

By | October 3rd, 2013|General, Indonesia|

Some results of our collaborative research with GEOMAR

Turtle Foundation has been partnering with a research organization from Kiel, Germany for the last couple seasons, including satellite tagging turtles and collecting skin samples for population genetics. You can read about the results of some of the research on our website.

By | August 3rd, 2013|Cape Verde, General|

New link to our petition to save Sangalaki’s turtles

We've moved our petition to Please sign the petition asking the local government to let us continue our protection and data collection efforts on behalf of the green sea turtle population of Sangalaki Island. Thank you so much. Save Sangalaki's Turtles

By | June 27th, 2013|General, Indonesia|

A wonderful book and a great way to support Turtle Foundation’s protection projects

Stephanie Lisa Tara, author of I'll Follow the Moon (Mom's Choice Award Honoree and Chocolate Lily Award Winner) has a new book out. Stephanie Lisa Tara's Turtle Book is the long-awaited twin to her international bestseller fable I'll Follow the Moon! This brand new sequel features real turtles in real habitats. Breathtaking photography, fun facts, [...]

By | June 9th, 2013|General|

Please take a moment to sign these petitions – it does make a difference!!!

It only takes a moment, and it REALLY DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE when a government agency or official is inundated with emails from petitions that have been signed. It tells them that people care, that they are willing to make an effort to make their views known to the officials in charge. So PLEASE, take [...]

By | June 4th, 2013|General, Indonesia|