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Mexico: Protect Critically Endangered Sea Turtles

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North Pacific loggerhead sea turtles spend up to a decade feeding on small crabs in an area off the coast of Mexico's Baja California. Alarmingly, more than 1,000 North Pacific loggerheads die every year when they are accidentally caught up in fishermen's nets. The bycatch toll of loggerheads in Mexican waters is one of the highest in the world — and it is jeopardizing their survival.

Urge the President of Mexico to protect these sea turtles — while there is still time.

This petition was delivered to:
  • President Peña Nieto of Mexico


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