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Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) swimming over coral © Istockphoto.com / WWF
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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.
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.
Please note that delivery of adoption packs will unfortunately be delayed due to the high volume of donations currently being processed.
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If you have made an adoption, please note that the delivery of adoption packs may be slightly delayed due to Australia Post experiencing increased parcel volumes and other impacts as a result of COVID-19. We appreciate your patience during this time. Thank you.
For urgent questions, please call our supporter relations team on 1800 032 551.
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