Date: April 11, 2007
Phone: (325) 373-6441
GAINESVILLE, FL—The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have returned to the big screen to fight evil doers on land and sea, and you can help them fight sea turtle extinction by adopting an endangered turtle through the Caribbean Conservation Corp. (CCC). For a limited time only, when you adopt a sea turtle you will receive a highly collectible vintage Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle poster depicting the shelled crime-fighters in action protecting sea turtles.
Developed in association with Mirage Studios, creators of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the rare poster offered in association with this promotion was based on the cover art of a special 1990 TMNT comic book, in which the Turtles do battle with shrimp fishermen who are killing sea turtles by trawling without mandatory “turtle excluder devices.” A long forgotten stash of the posters was discovered recently and is being offered to turtle enthusiasts through this promotion to generate support for CCC’s sea turtle conservation work.
Sea Turtles have roamed the Earth’s oceans for over 150 million years. Early explorers witnessed these fascinating creatures traveling the seas in large fleets. But today, all seven species face extinction. Sea turtles have to combat ocean pollution, commercial fishing, coastal construction and harvesting of turtles for their shells and meat. It’s estimated that just one out of 1,000 sea turtle hatchlings survives the 30-50 years it takes to reach reproductive age.
The Sea Turtle Conservancy, formerly known as the Caribbean Conservation Corporation, is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization based in Florida with offices and projects in several other locations. The Sea Turtle Conservancy is the oldest and most accomplished sea turtle organization in the world. Since its founding in 1959, the Sea Turtle Conservancy’s work has greatly improved the survival outlook for several species of sea turtles. The Sea Turtle Conservancy has as its mission the protection of sea turtles and the habitats upon which they depend. To achieve its mission, the Sea Turtle Conservancy uses research, habitat protection, public education, community outreach, networking and advocacy as its basic tools. These tools are applied in both international and domestic programs focusing on geographic areas that are globally important to sea turtle survival. For more information, visit the STC website at www.conserveturtles.org or call (800) 678-7853.
You can visit the official Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle website at www.ninjaturtles.com. Help STC and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stop sea turtle extinction with a swift karate chop.