Save the Leatherback turtles
Why do they matter?
Leatherback turtles consume large numbers of jellyfish which helps to keep populations of these marine organisms in check. Marine turtles, including leatherbacks, also provide a vital source of income as a draw for ecotourism in coastal communities, especially in the Coral Triangle.
Threats they meet in life
- harvest of eggs and turtles themselves
- incidental capture in fishing gear, such as
- traps/ pots