Sea Turtles are at serious risk for extinction, for one major reason: The actions of human beings.
The Save The Sea Turtles Bracelet represents your commitment to protecting the life of every sea turtle. Every bracelet donates $5 to the Sea Turtle Foundation, an organization that is dedicated to the protection and conservation of sea turtles in Australia and the Indo-Pacific region.
Cause Bracelets are not just cute colored bracelets. We believe in clearly displaying to the world what you stand for in order to create a space for positive, nonaggressive conversation helping other people ask themselves, “well what can I, my friends and family do to help solve this issue?” We've seen it time and time again, someone will ask, “where’d you get that bracelet? What is it for?” BOOM you have a creative opening to raise awareness.
This is why we have created a brand that clearly and proudly represents important causes all over the world!
Did you know that each year thousands of hatchling turtles emerge from their nests along the southeast U.S. coast and enter the Atlantic Ocean, however only an estimated one in 1,000 to 10,000 will survive to adulthood? Yes, and much of which could be prevented as their most staggering threats are caused by humans. Today, all sea turtles found in U.S. waters are federally listed as endangered, except for the loggerhead which is listed as threatened. If something is not done, we will certainly drive sea turtles to extinction.
The extinction of the beautiful sea turtle cannot happen, especially since we can end the actions that are seriously impacting their dramatic decrease in survival rate. There are too many human-caused threats against this species including harvest for consumption, illegal shell trade, and accidental commercial fishing that injures and/or takes the lives of close to 150,000 turtles per year and plastic pollution.
Over 1 million marine animals (including mammals, fish, sharks, turtles, and birds) are killed each year due to plastic debris in the ocean that these poor animals mistakenly ingest. Sadly, more than 80% of this plastic comes from the land. We must do better. Oil spills, beach erosion, and artificial lighting found on beaches also cause threats to survival as well. Near-shore lighting can cause sea turtle hatchlings to become disoriented when they are born, causing them to wander inland where they often die of dehydration, predation, or even from being run over on busy coastal streets. Those are the facts.
We hate to use graphic images, but this is real life, we must do better, we have to. Together we CAN make a difference. That is why we’ve released the Save The Sea Turtles Bracelet in support of the Sea Turtle Foundation to highlight the urgent need to preserve what is left of the vulnerable sea turtle species.
Every bracelet purchased donates $5 to the protection of sea turtles, education and awareness programs, turtle health (stranding and rehabilitation), research programs and funding for non-government groups that promote community conservation efforts and sea turtle monitoring programs.
Purchase and proudly wear your Save The Sea Turtles Bracelet. Help spread the word so that we can all take responsibility toward a more sustainable future for our planet and for sea turtles! You can help make even more of a difference by thinking about your lifestyle and taking the opportunity to reduce, reuse and recycle whenever you can.