STC Programs: Policy Initiatives

Drawing on STC’s five decades of international sea turtle conservation experience, STC’s Coastal Policy Initiative is improving the survival outlook for marine turtles in Florida, which supports 90% of all the sea turtle nesting in continental U.S., by advocating for state protection of sea turtles and their habitat and empowering small, local sea turtle groups throughout Florida. Through our National & International Policy Program STC is working to raise national awareness about sea turtle issues and advocating for national and international protection of sea turtles and their habitat.

Florida Coastal Policy
Program to directly engage in issues that affect U.S. nesting populations of sea turtles.

Commercial Fisheries
Reducing sea turtle interactions in U.S. and international fisheries by advocating for better fishing policies.

International Issues
Addressing issues by developing solution – oriented strategies.

Central American Issues
Working for the conservation of endangered sea turtles in Costa Rica since 1959.

New collaborative report urges next President to support coastal and ocean conservation. Click here to read “A Blueprint for a Coastal and Ocean Policy for the New Administration.” November, 2008

Public Radio Story on Sea Turtles and the Endangered Species Act mp3 file