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Loggerhead sea turtles get a second chance with federal protection

A federal commitment has been set to help protect loggerhead sea turtles’s critical nesting beaches and ocean habitats.

Photo from National Geographic.

The government will have fleshed out the federal commitment document to protect loggerhead sea turtles by the first day in July. Photo from National Geographic.

The document was filed May 2 in the United States Court between “conservation groups, Center for Biological Diversity, Oceana and Turtle Island Restoration Network and the U.S. government,” according to an Environmental Network News article.

By the first day of July, the government will have proposed the protection of these sea turtles and their breeding habitats and migratory habitats. These are all essential for the species’ population recovery.

Jaclyn Lopez, a Florida-based attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity said: “Protecting sea turtle nesting habitat will not only help sea turtles but everyone who enjoys clean and healthy beaches along the Gulf Coast. Everyone loves seeing sea turtles, and protecting critical habitat means good management for our shores and a safer future for these incredible animals.”


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