Green turtle

Global endangered specie

Background information about the specie

The green turtles are one of the largest sea turtles measuring up to 31-47 in and the only herbivore among diffrent species. Green turtles are found mainly in tropical and subtropical waters. They migrate long distances between feeding grounds and and the beaches from where they hatched

Threats or causes of endangerment

Green turtles are threatened by over harvesting of their eggs ,hunting of adults ,being caught in fishing gear and loss of nesting beach sites. Uncontrolled coastal development such as vehicle traffic and other human activities have destroyed their nesting beaches around the world. The water pollution are also bad for their feeding grounds.

The green turtle 😊

Solutions and possible courses for protection

Eliminating bycatch by working with fisheries to switch to more turtle-friendly fishing hooks and devices that exclude turtles from the nets. Protecting sea turtle habitat by establishing marine protected areas to ensure aturtle sto have a safe place to nest ,feed and migrate freely .