Sea Turtles: Stop the Illegal Poaching in Mexico

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For every 1,000 signatures, NationofChange will send a letter to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, demanding that Mexico promote and support coastal communities’ ecotourism and sustainable travel.

[Update 12/11/2016: We have sent our first letter, with over 7,000 signatures to President Nieto]

Poached and hunted for their shells, meat and eggs, sea turtles are considered a lucrative commodity on Mexico’s black market.

With more than 35,000 “slaughtered” off the coast of Baja California Sur each year, six out of the seven subspecies of sea turtles are endangered, according to WILDCOAST—an international ecosystems and wildlife conservation team. 

But we can stop the illegal harvesting of sea turtles through ecotourism. We need to focus on supporting sustainable travel companies, who aim to bring people to the center of conservation and make local people the “solution to long-term environmental issues.” 

As sea turtles continue to decline at an “alarming rate,” we must create sustainable economic alternatives to poaching and hunting sea turtles in local communities before they go extinct.

Take action and help protect sea turtles against illegal poaching by asking the Mexican government to promote and support coastal communities’ ecotourism and sustainable travel.


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  • Please be the strong leaders who can stop these awful crimes against these creatures! Our global environment needs these animals and they are worth so much for tourists to find them alive and well along your beaches and in your majestic waters. Please be the strong leaders who can make these crimes stop. The world will be watching for you to take a strong step to make this stop.
  • Punish the criminals!
  • CHRISTEL ORIS
  • Sofia Madjitov
  • Tina Michelakis
  • Marleen Neus
  • stop killing turtels
  • Stop deze gruwel!!! 😡😡😡
  • Sanny Mc.Dempsey
  • Sign the petition: Sea Turtles: Stop the Illegal Poaching in Mexico
  • Sign the petition: Sea Turtles: Stop the Illegal Poaching in Mexico

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