Campaigns to Raise Public Awareness for Sea Turtle Conservation
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Sea Turtles 911

We give turtles a voice by campaigning to raise awareness.

  • Mass turtle poaching from ocean

  • Boats transport poached turtles

  • Stuffed in sacks for sale at harbor

  • Packaged in boxes to be shipped

  • Sold as food in restaurants

  • Shells processed into bracelets

  • Assorted turtle shell products

  • Preserved turtle as wall mount

  • Products sold at open street stalls

  • Sold in display counters at malls


Volunteers release sea turtle on beach

Plastic Pollution Ends Up in Sea Turtles
Sea Turtles 911 offers a Volunteer Community Service Program for people who are interested in volunteer opportunities in sea turtle conservation. The impactful work contributed by volunteers have been featured on the BBC, CNN, and the National Geographic.

The volunteer program is currently located in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
Campaigning for sea turtle conservation
Stop Buying Endangered Turtle Products & Illegal Wildlife Trade
Volunteers educate the local community and tourists about the importance of protecting sea turtles. They are involved in public outreach activities at various venues to raise awareness for marine conservation. Through tourism, volunteers have the opportunity to educate more people about the challenges in protecting sea turtles and possible solutions to address them. In Hawaii, sea turtles can be frequently seen in both the near shore waters and on land along coastal beaches, so volunteers have the unique opportunity to educate tourists at the beaches where wild sea turtles can be seen.
Student interns taking pictures of wild sea turtles

Volunteer in Hawaii for Sea Turtles 911

Volunteer eco tour guide at sea turtle beach in Hawaii

Sustainable Seafood & Fisheries Bycatch
The Choice is Yours is a sustainable seafood campaign. Volunteers in Hawaii engage in citizen science work to support scientists from NOAA. Read more about the request for volunteer help in the local news in Hawaii. The beauty of nature is part of Hawaii's allure but it is important to approach this opportunity with practicality. Volunteers do not touch wild sea turtles directly since keeping nature undisturbed is one of our priorities.

As citizen scientists, volunteers collect information and photos of wild turtles from a distance to contribute to an important research database for conservation. Since the scales on each side of a sea turtle's head is unique like fingerprints of humans, photographs are very helpful in the collection of data for sea turtle conservation management. Read this sea turtle photo-identification research paper for more details. Researchers can use this data to analyze trends and track the distribution and migration activities of sea turtle populations.
Sea Turtles 911 volunteers cleanup beach

Climate Change Impacts
We are flexible with start dates anytime of the year, and expect volunteers to provide at least five (5) hours of volunteer service per week with a minimum commitment of two (2) months. Volunteers will have plenty of personal time on their own to explore Hawaii, so they should have a sense of adventure and be comfortable in new environments working with others. As a grassroots organization, our staffing is limited so volunteers support our daily work, which will vary depending on the specific needs of the local team. Volunteers should be flexible and relaxed to the ever-changing requirements of the organization and conservation partners.

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