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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.

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.


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

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

YOUR DONATION WILL BE USED TO:

  • Work with Indigenous partners to protect, conserve, monitor and manage endangered marine turtles
  • Campaign to increase habitat protection nationally in key turtle feeding and breeding areas
  • Work to reduce threats from fishing through habitat protection and gear modification
  • Work to ban key pesticides that pose unacceptable risks to marine turtles and other wildlife


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.

Photo credit: naturepl.com / Jordi Chias / WWF-Canon

  • could help Indigenous partners investigate the fibropapilloma virus in marine turtles
  • could help WWF work to promote sustainable fishing practices
  • could help WWF work to ban key pesticides that pose unacceptable risks to marine turtles
  • could help WWF work to increase habitat protection in key marine turtle areas
  • click here to enter an amount to the right-hand form.

Your gift of adoption will help WWF to:

Achieve

government agreements to conserve the Heart of Borneo

 

Create and extend

protected areas of rainforest

 

Enforce

existing restrictions on the trade in live orang-utans and products such as palm oil

 

Promote

sustainable use of natural resources

 

Enable

local communities to manage protected areas

 

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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.

Photo credits: naturepl.com / Anup Shah / WWF-Canon and Alain Compost / WWF-Canon

Testimonials

Why do I support WWF? Because they make a difference. Individually we have limited reach and power, but as a group we have much more - with WWF we can change things in the world because we are pulling together. Thank goodness for movements like WWF.

Michele Hannam Short

WWF Supporter since 1997