Help me to Save the Sea Turtles
Growing up my family and I vacationed in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The highlight of those trips was always the visits to the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle and Rehabilitation Center (http://www.seaturtlehospital.org).
At “The Turtle Hospital” we would wait for hours on line to see the turtles close up and to learn about their plight and struggle to survive extinction, and also the huge impact one woman and her community could make, through conservation, education and volunteerism . Last year we were fortunate enough to join the volunteers and experience the awesome sight of 47 hatchlings making their way out of the nest and to the sea.
I am now finishing my senior year at Croton Harmon High School and for my CHOOSE (Croton Harmon Options or Opportunities for Senior Experience) and I am hoping to join other volunteers with International Volunteer HQ in the Costa Rica Turtle Conservation Project. https://www.volunteerhq.org/volunteer-in-costa-rica (click on the "video" about 1:31into the video you can learn more about the sea turtle conservation). The project was started to protect the local population of sea turtles from egg poaching and nest destruction.
80% population decrease of hawksbill sea turtles
Only 1,000-8,000 Kemp’s ridley turtles left worldwide
The leatherback population has decreased 90% since 1980
TO DONATE: http://www.gofundme.com/KatieVolunteers15