We couldn’t resist sharing this photo of a just-hatched baby sea turtle on Cyprus’s protected Lara beach from GlobalCitizen.org. According to the article, “…though the Loggerhead and Green turtles were hunted to near extinction in the first half of the last century, they are now making a dramatic comeback thanks to pioneering conservation efforts on Cyprus.” Kudos to the turtles—as well as to the people of Cyprus, who are taking steps to protect them!
Want to learn some simple ways that you and your family can help protect sea turtles? Check out these 5 Things You Can Do to Save Sea Turtles from Defenders.org.
Cleaning up after yourself on the beach or in the park does more than just leave a pleasant setting for the next happy camper. It actually helps save lives, like our little friend above. And when you consider that only one in a thousand sea turtles makes it all the way to adulthood, the more we can do to help, the better!