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  • WHALES
  • DOLPHINS
  • SEA TURTLES
Winning Issue » SEA TURTLES


Marine turtles are long-lived, late-maturing and highly migratory. Only about one in 5,000 hatchlings live to adulthood. Three of four sea turtle species are now listed as endangered. Coastal development and human exploitation contribute to loss of habitat and nesting sites. Illegal international trade seriously threatens wild populations of many marine turtle species, particularly the hawksbill turtle. Floating debris and water pollution also contribute to mortality, as does international commercial fishing and inadvertent capture. Sea turtles face growing pressure from strong demand for its meat and shells. Poaching and egg harvesting are further pushing this slow-growing reptile to extinction. Because marine turtles are flagship species for the ecosystems in which they live, sustaining healthy populations of marine turtles provides benefits to many other species of wildlife, including many that are either threatened or endangered.

Proposed Legislation: H.R.872 - WILD Act (116th Congress)
Prospective Sponsor: Rep. Alan Lowenthal (CA)



Polling Options

  • I oppose reforming current sea turtle policy and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA).
  • I support: 1.) Reauthorizing funding for the protection of African elephants, Asian elephants, rhinoceros, tigers, Great Apes and the Marine Turtle Conservation Fund. 2.) Expanding this fund to include funding for the conservation of tortoises and freshwater turtles. 3.) Requiring certain federal agencies to control and manage invasive species, and develop strategic plans for implementing invasive species programs designed to achieve substantive annual net reductions of invasive species populations or infested acreage on land or water, among other actions. And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Alan Lowenthal (CA) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.


Winning Option

  • I support:
    1.) Reauthorizing funding for the protection of African elephants, Asian elephants, rhinoceros, tigers, Great Apes and the Marine Turtle Conservation Fund.

    2.) Expanding this fund to include funding for the conservation of tortoises and freshwater turtles.

    3.) Requiring certain federal agencies to control and manage invasive species, and develop strategic plans for implementing invasive species programs designed to achieve substantive annual net reductions of invasive species populations or infested acreage on land or water, among other actions.

    And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Alan Lowenthal (CA) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.
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Pledge Period - Opening Date
June 7, 2021
Pledge Period - Closing Date
June 13, 2021
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June 14, 2021


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