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» ACTION ALERT: Last Chance to Tell the State of Florida to Protect Sea Turtles and Other Coastal Wildlife by Rejecting the Proposed “MCORES” Toll Road Plan October 9, 2020 10:55 am
[caption id="attachment_34122" align="alignright" width="322"] The coastal waters off of Florida's Big Bend are a developmental habitat for juvenile sea turtles. Pictured here is a juvenile green turtle exploring a shallow seagrass bed.[/caption] In May 2019, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed Section 338.2278, which created the... Read more

» Wanted: Sea Turtle Photos for STC’s 2021 Calendar! August 9, 2020 11:07 am
Calling all photographers! Sea Turtle Conservancy is looking for talented photographers (amateur or professional) for our annual Sea Turtle Calendar Contest! The sea turtle calendar reminds people throughout the year that sea turtles need our help to survive, and it includes important sea turtle dates... Read more

» Ready, Set, Swim! The 13th Annual Tour de Turtles has Begun! August 5, 2020 1:51 pm
Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) recently kicked off its 13th annual Tour de Turtles migration marathon! The Tour de Turtles is a fun, educational journey that follows the migration of sea turtles from their nesting beaches to their foraging grounds. Through the use of satellite telemetry,... Read more

**NOTE: Wildlife Collections is NOT a scam and they are STC's exclusive turtle tracking jewelry partner. The following article is about the many other companies who are illegally using our tracking data and claiming to support our conservation programs.** SCAM ALERT! Companies operating under a... Read more

» Sea Turtle Conservation Work in Tortuguero Threatened due to COVID-19 June 1, 2020 11:08 am
Sea Turtle Conservancy’s research and conservation program at Tortuguero, Costa Rica, is a conservation success story. When STC’s founder Dr. Archie Carr first arrived at the site in the 1950s, the green turtle population was in drastic decline—slipping toward extinction—due to the unsustainable harvesting of... Read more

» STC Earns 4-Star Charity Navigator Rating for 13th Year May 2, 2020 11:17 am
Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) is proud to announce another top rating from Charity Navigator, the leading evaluator of non-profit groups in the United States. STC received 4 out of 4 stars for the 13th year, indicating that our organization adheres to good governance and other practices... Read more

» Sea Turtle Grants Program Awards $340,000 to Conservation Projects in Florida April 13, 2020 1:16 pm
The Sea Turtle Grants Program (STGP), funded by the sale of Florida’s "Helping Sea Turtles Survive" specialty license plate, recently awarded $340,439.60 to 20 different projects benefiting Florida sea turtles as part of the 2020-2021 grant funding cycle. Each year, the Sea Turtle Grants Program distributes money to coastal... Read more

» FL ACTION ALERT! Help Save Brevard’s Remaining Heritage and Specimen Trees! March 4, 2020 4:59 pm
**UPDATE: Unfortunately, the public lost the vote, 3-2. Thank you to everyone who sent emails, made calls and attended the meeting. 15 people spoke for the changes, and 1 developer spoke against them. If nature and conservation groups unite to make changes to the local... Read more