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For tortoise, terrapin and turtle care and conservation

2014 Appeal: The Indian Ocean Sea Turtles

Sea Turtles need our support; they are suffering from exploitation of nesting areas to satisfy the tourist industry, casualties from small high speed boats offshore, tangling in the extensive trawling nets in the oceans, caught as a bycatch in fishing, and still harvested for their wonderfully coloured carapace. Support is needed to fund research programmes studying the nesting and migratory habits of sea turtles. They also seek to work closely with fisheries and encourage practices which do not cause such devastation to the turtles. Sea turtles are having a really difficult time: it is possible the Leatherback Turtle could vanish from our oceans in as little as twenty years. Six species of marine turtles are found in the Indian Ocean - South-East Asia region; it is vital that we try to find out as much as possible about how we can support these turtles.

Why not donate now, you can make a donation to this year’s Appeal using the DONATE button. If you prefer to send a cheque, please make your cheque out to THE BRITISH CHELONIA GROUP and specify that you would like the donation to go to the 2014 Conservation Appeal. Please send your cheque to the

Membership Secretary
PO Box 16216
B77 9LA

You can also donate when you renew your membership by adding the amount to the form or you can send a separate donation by cheque with your renewal.

Thank you for supporting the Sea Turtle Appeal and helping to ensure turtles will be in our seas for future generations to enjoy,

Anne Rowberry Conservaton Officer

(Please be aware that if for any reason the money donated cannot be used for this appeal the BCG will use the money to support similiar chelonian conservation projects)