Donations to the Sea Turtle Conservancy will support the longest-continuous and most successful sea turtle research and conservation programs in the world. STC’s work is divided into three primary areas:
(1) RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION at critical sea turtle nesting beaches and in-water sites. STC’s 60-year-long program at Tortuguero, Costa Rica, is the most successful sea turtle research and recovery project in the world. A similar initiative at Chiriquí Beach, Panama, is utilizing lessons learned at Tortuguero to monitor and protect some of the world’s most important nesting colonies of leatherback and hawksbill turtles. The organization conducts in-water research focused on juvenile turtle populations in Bermuda and Florida. STC is also a leader in the use of satellite telemetry to study sea turtle migrations, which helps focus our conservation efforts.
(2) PUBLIC EDUCATION INITIATIVES that raise global awareness about sea turtles. STC uses a diversity of print and electronic educational programs and materials to reach broad audiences with accurate, engaging information about sea turtles, threats to their survival and steps everyone can take to help them survive. STC’s Tour de Turtles (www.tourdeturtles.org) online education program is reaching hundreds of thousands of people around the world through a fun, interactive way based on the satellite-tracked migrations of sea turtles. STC also operates the Barrier Island Center, a beachfront education center located within the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge (Melbourne Beach, FL)—the most important nesting beach in North America.
(3) ADVOCACY aimed at improving the survival outlook for sea turtles. STC’s policy work includes active involvement in the myriad coastal and marine management policies impacting sea turtles and the habitats upon which they rely. Special focus is given to reducing bycatch of sea turtles in commercial fisheries;mitigating for the impacts of the Gulf oil spill;protecting critical nesting habitat in Florida;reducing and mitigating the impacts of climate change;and working with governments in developing countries to replace the consumptive use of sea turtles with alternative livelihoods such as ecotourism.
Why Donate Crypto Directly? Taxes!
There’s a reason high net worth individuals tend to donate property instead of cash. Donating cryptocurrency directly to a 501c3 nonprofit is more tax efficient and can save you money.
The IRS classifies cryptocurrency as property for tax purposes which means it is typically the most tax efficient way to support your favorite cause. When donating crypto, you receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of the crypto, and you avoid the capital gains tax you would have incurred if you had sold the crypto and then made a donation. That means you’re able to donate more, as well as deduct more on your tax return. The difference? Sometimes more than 30%.
If you provide an email, you will automatically receive a tax receipt after donating.
Please note: All cryptocurrency donations are final and nonrefundable. No goods, services or airdrops are offered in exchange for cryptocurrency donations. Learn more about Giving Block’s full refund policy. Do not send unsupported currencies or NFTs to any Ethereum address generated using The Giving Block Widget. Doing will result in the donation being lost and is not recoverable.