Help protect endangered baby sea turtles along the coast of the Bay of Bengal!
Along the eastern coast of India, development, pollution, and poaching have driven the local sea turtles towards extinction. What were once nesting grounds have turned into roads and seaside resorts, or are covered with garbage. Turtles are vulnerable to poachers, who illegally sell them as pets, or kill them and use their parts in folk medicines, specialty cuisine, and jewelry.
GreaterGood.org partners with VSPCA to help end this problem. VSPCA monitors nesting sites, eggs, and hatching endangered sea turtles, and rescuing them from plastic bags, dogs, cats, crows, and poachers. Because of their continued efforts since 1996, sea turtle nesting sites and baby sea turtles have dramatically increased along the 25 miles of coastline they patrol and protect.
You can help. Just $5 provides rope to secure the baby sea turtle nests. You can help baby sea turtles hatch and return to the ocean safely.
For more than a decade, the VSPCA (Visakha Society For Protection and Care of Animals) has been working in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh to aid suffering animals, prevent cruelty and neglect, protect wildlife, and educate about animal issues. VSPCA conducts extensive spay/neuter campaigns to curb dog and cat overpopulation, provides rescue and ambulance services, helps rescue animals after natural disasters such as the 2004 tsunami, and provides shelter to over a thousand animals in need, including (as of 2008) more than 600 cows and buffalo.
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