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Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) swimming over coral © Istockphoto.com / WWF

Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) swimming over coral © Istockphoto.com / WWF

Adopt a turtle

The endangered green turtle is one of seven marine turtle species, six of which are found in Australian waters. It is our duty to protect the marine ecosystem in which they call home. Help turtles by making a monthly donation. Your turtle adoption kit includes a plush toy, adoption certificate & more - the perfect gift.
The endangered green turtle is one of seven marine turtle species, six of which are found in Australian waters. It is our duty to protect the marine ecosystem in which they call home. Help turtles by making a monthly donation. Your turtle adoption kit includes a plush toy, adoption certificate & more - the perfect gift.

Adopt Hector the green turtle

Hector is an endangered green turtle from Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

Hector's home is a world of indescribable colour. He glides through the most brilliant, sapphire-blue waters on Earth, alive with fish of every fantastic shape and size.

 

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In some parts of the Reef, turtles like Hector are being affected by the fibropapilloma virus, which may cause blindness, immobility, the obstruction of internal organs and death among young green turtles. The virus may be occurring because of pollutants from industry or pesticides washing into the Reef.

Your adoption of Hector the turtle will help WWF to protect marine turtles around Australia.

 

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Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), Sipadan Island, Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia © Jürgen Freund / WWF

Plus, it's the perfect gift – with a cuddly toy turtle and a special adoption gift pack, including adoption certificate and stunning turtle portrait.

You can choose this gift pack to be sent directly to the recipient or you can receive it to give to them yourself.

All donations of $2 or more to WWF-Australia are tax-deductible. For your convenience, we will send you one receipt at the end of the financial year, for the total amount of your tax-deductible donations. If your adoption includes a plush toy, the $15 cost for the toy is not tax-deductible.
Green turtle hatchling being held © WWF-Malaysia / Mazidi Abd Ghani

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If you have any questions about your donation, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly Supporter Services team either by email: enquiries@wwf.org.au or call 1800 032 551

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A close up of green turtle (Chelonia mydas) © Shutterstock / Rich Carey / WWF-Sweden
Thank you for your generous turtle adoption. You are helping to protect marine turtles and give them a more promising future.

Hector represents all the marine turtles that we help. All of our turtle adopters "adopt" Hector so that we can share his ongoing story with you. We hope that by following Hector's progress on the Great Barrier Reef you can experience the challenges and successes involved in conserving this beautiful creature.

If you would like to make any changes to your regular contribution at any time, please contact our supporter services team on 1800 032 551 or email us at enquiries@wwf.org.au