ADOPT A TURTLE

Turtles are under threat like never before.

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR ANIMAL LOVERS 🎁

Supercharge your impact by selecting an ongoing adoption from as little as $15 per month. With an ongoing adoption you’ll receive regular email updates so you can see the difference your generous support is making.

Monthly donations make it easier to plan for the long-term, helping to keep administration costs down and providing a huge boost to vital conservation work. You’ll always be in control of your giving and can easily contact us should your circumstances change.

Protect spectacular sea turtles and their ocean home

Every day, turtles are threatened by the loss of their nesting beaches to coastal developments, face accidental capture by commercial fishing, and are traded illegally for their shells.

There’s also the deadly legacy left by plastic. An estimated 9 million metric tonnes enter our oceans every year, choking and smothering turtles and other sea creatures.

You can help protect these incredible seafarers by symbolically adopting a turtle today and helping to repopulate and restore their watery habitats for generations to come. Your generosity will be a symbol of your support for conversation and animal advocacy, ensuring our magnificent turtles remain in our waters forever.

And for every turtle you assist, you'll also help other marine life as well as teaching younger generations about the importance of conservation.

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR ANIMAL LOVERS 🎁

Supercharge your impact by selecting an ongoing adoption from as little as $15 per month. With an ongoing adoption you’ll receive regular email updates so you can see the difference your generous support is making.

Monthly donations make it easier to plan for the long-term, helping to keep administration costs down and providing a huge boost to vital conservation work. You’ll always be in control of your giving and can easily contact us should your circumstances change.

Protect spectacular sea turtles and their ocean home

Every day, turtles are threatened by the loss of their nesting beaches to coastal developments, face accidental capture by commercial fishing, and are traded illegally for their shells.

There’s also the deadly legacy left by plastic. An estimated 9 million metric tonnes enter our oceans every year, choking and smothering turtles and other sea creatures.

You can help protect these incredible seafarers by symbolically adopting a turtle today and helping to repopulate and restore their watery habitats for generations to come. Your generosity will be a symbol of your support for conversation and animal advocacy, ensuring our magnificent turtles remain in our waters forever.

And for every turtle you assist, you'll also help other marine life as well as teaching younger generations about the importance of conservation.

Looking to adopt a different animal?

Threatened species need your help. You can explore all adoptions and make a difference today.

How your donation can help at-risk turtles

By symbolically adopting a turtle today, you’ll be supporting their survival by protecting and restoring their beautiful habitats. You’ll be providing a brighter future not just for turtles, but all those who call their marine ecosystem home.
Turtle

Protecting turtles from climate change

By identifying populations at risk, and those who might be naturally resilient, we create a turtle-triage of where to prioritise using our climate mitigation methods.

A variety of fish swimming= Osprey Reef= Coral Sea
© Darren Jew

Expanding marine sanctuaries

By urging governments to expand marine sanctuaries to protect some of the planet’s richest and most diverse life.

Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) with a plastic bag, Moore Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. The bag was removed by the photographer before the turtle had a chance to eat it.
© Troy Mayne / WWF

Campaigning to reduce plastic pollution

Advocating our governments to phase out single-use plastics that end up in our waterways and oceans.

A green and two hawksbill turtle hatchlings making their may to the ocean.
In February 2017, WWF-Australia worked with Apudthama Indigenous Rangers and the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection to attach satellite transmitters to ten hawksbill turtles on Milman Island. The satellites are used to gather data about where the turtles feed, which reefs they prefer, what paths they take, and what threats they’re facing, which allows WWF and its partners to protect them more effectively.
© WWF-Aus / Christine Hof

Supports life-saving scientific research

By supporting research by WWF-Australia and partners that explores sand temperatures at important breeding beaches between Australia to the Asia Pacific that informs life-saving conservation work for turtles.

We can't protect turtles without you

When you adopt a turtle, we want you to join them on their journey to a safer future. Your special adoption gift pack includes an optional cuddly turtle plush toy, fact book, adoption certificate, Living Planet magazine and WWF sticker. If you sign up to an ongoing adoption, you’ll also receive regular updates on how your generous donations are helping to conserve and protect our oceans and the turtles that live there.
Hawksbill Turtle Adoption pack
Hawksbill Turtle Adoption pack © WWF-Australia

Give a unique and memorable gift

A turtle adoption is the perfect gift for any animal lover as well as a great way to inspire friends, family and loved ones to care for nature as much as you do.

We can send this gift pack to you or directly to your gift recipient. For last-minute gifts, you can print a personalised adoption certificate or email it directly to your gift recipient.

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