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

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

Adopt a turtle

Help protect green turtles by making a monthly donation today. Your turtle adoption kit includes a plush toy, adoption certificate & more - the perfect gift.
Help protect green turtles by making a monthly donation today. Your turtle adoption kit includes a plush toy, adoption certificate & more - the perfect gift.

Help protect endangered marine turtles

The green turtle is one of seven marine turtle species, six of which are found in Australian waters. Their home is a world of indescribable colour and they glide through the most brilliant, sapphire-blue waters on Earth, alive with fish of every fantastic shape and size.

Australia supports the largest remaining green turtle breeding populations of the world, with major breeding sites occuring on islands off the northern Great Barrier Reef. But they face threats from loss of nesting beaches to coastal development, accidental capture by longline fishing and nets, predation of eggs by feral animals and entanglement or ingestion or marine debris. 


They need your help to protect the marine ecosystem in which they call home.

By adopting a turtle, you'll help protect them in the wild by supporting our work to reduce threats to marine turtles from fishing, expanding and creating marines sanctuaries and reducing the contaminants entering our waterways to help ensure healthy food supplies and healthy homes.

Adopt today, and we'll take you on a journey to learn more about marine turtles through our regular updates - exclusive only to our monthly adopters. We'll also keep you up to date on how your monthly gifts are helping to secure a brighter future for our precious marine life.


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Looking for a unique & meaningful gift?

A turtle adoption makes the perfect gift for an animal lover. The special adoption gift pack includes a cuddly turtle plush toy, turtle fact book, adoption certificate, tote bag, Living Planet magazine, and WWF sticker. You can choose for the gift pack to be sent directly to your gift recipient, or you can choose to receive it to give to them yourself.


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Monthly givers are the heart of WWF-Australia, helping to support long-term planning and keep administration costs down - giving a huge boost to our conservation work. Together, with your ongoing support, every day, year after year, we create long-term solutions to the issues facing our planet.
Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), Sipadan Island, Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia © Jürgen Freund / WWF

Turtle Adoption Certificate

Last minute gift?

We've got you covered! You can print a personalised adoption certificate to give on the day or email it directly to your gift recipient.

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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