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Sea Turtles 911

Our future generations are at stake as our oceanic ancestors become extinct.

  • Sea turtles in sacks for sale

  • Sold as food in restaurants

  • Shell products sold at shops

  • Police rescue at turtle hospital

  • Rescue by police & volunteers

  • Emergency fluid therapy

  • Tubefeeding during rehab

  • Turtle release from police boat

  • Release by celebrity Yao Ming

  • Children learn to release turtle

  • Raising public awareness

  • Educating future generations

  • But is there enough time?


Sports Celebrity Yao Ming Saves Endangered Sea Turtles

Sanya: Chinese basketball icon and environment advocate Yao Ming is now adding sea turtles to his list of endangered wildlife he is calling on the public to protect. The towering former Houston Rockets NBA star recently joined Sea Turtles 911 to release rescued marine turtles into the ocean waters. Yao Ming's participation in the turtle rescue effort is significant, as China remains the top consumer of endangered turtles worldwide. full story...

Chinese Police Rescues and Releases Marine Turtles

Lingshui: Chinese police supported Sea Turtles 911 in the rescue of turtles from poachers on Hainan Island. The marine turtles underwent several months of rehabilitation at the floating sea turtle hospital, due to injuries from fishing net entanglement and plastic ingestion. Chinese police involvement in sea turtle conservation efforts has steadily increased as illegal sea turtle poaching persists despite drastically declining numbers of sea turtles in China. full story...