Over 100 million years ago when dinosaurs still wandered the planet, sea turtles were catching the currents, crossing oceans and hauling themselves onto prehistoric beaches to lay their eggs. At Pukka Projects we feel very lucky that we now have the opportunity to see, swim with and most importantly help protect these ancient wonders.
There are seven species of sea turtle; leatherback, loggerhead, green, olive ridley, Kemp’s ridley, flatback and hawksbill. Of these, 3 are classified as critically endangered and 3 are endangered on the IUCN Red List. Overall sea turtle populations are around 0.1% of their historical abundance.
We are in real danger of losing these gentle ocean nomads. Pukka Projects is committed to helping conserve populations of loggerhead, leatherback and green turtles through long term projects in Turkey and Costa Rica.
Read on to learn more about these sea turtles, the many threats they face, the important role they play in maintaining healthy oceans and how Pukka Projects is working hard to ensure that sea turtles will be roaming the oceans forever.