10 Aug '11, 11am

If you're not sure what to look for when spotting turtles then download our UK Turtle Code

If you're not sure what to look for when spotting turtles then download our UK Turtle Code

Turtles are an ancient group of reptiles that have witnessed the rise and fall of the dinosaurs, with the earliest marine turtle fossils dated at about 110 million years old! Seven species of marine turtle now swim our oceans and all are included on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Endangered Species. Some marine turtle populations around the world are in danger of extinction. Unsustainable exploitation, accidental entanglement in fishing gear, marine pollution and habitat destruction are all to blame. What needs to be done? MCS believes that we humans should learn how to live in the marine turtles’ world without endangering them. While we cause problems for turtles, we can also provide the conservation solutions, so MCS strives for a people-centered approach to marine turtle conservation and management. MCS in Action The MCS Marine...

Full article: http://www.mcsuk.org/conservation_in_action/Marine%20turtles

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