Save the leatherback sea turtles!
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Currently, all seven species of marine turtles are in danger of becoming extinct. Yet, somehow, it's still legal to capture and kill them in 42 different countries around the world. Over the last three decades an estimated 2 million sea turtles were killed both legally and by poachers.
Even outside of legal areas, poachers are responsible for illegally killing sea turtles in the thousands. These turtles are harvested for their eggs, meat and shells that are used for a variety of things, from medicine to decorations. Leatherback turtles in particular are targeted for their eggs, which are sold as aphrodisiacs. Only as estimated 34,000 leatherback females remain in the wild.
Help me make sure that no more of these poor turtles die because of poaching.
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