Celebrate World Turtle Day!

4 turtle projects, 3 continents, 1 important mission: save sea turtles. 

After being on earth for 110 million years, sea turtles are in trouble. Climate change, oil spills, plastic, micro beads, fishing and poaching are hurting sea turtle populations around the world.  

But, don't worry there are ways to help! The easiest way to help sea turtles starts at home. The choices you make with respect to plastic have ripple effects across the world. Remember, every single piece of plastic that has ever been made, STILL exists. Some plastic can be recycled but more than 90% of the world's plastic is not recycled.That plastic has to end up somewhere- and eventually a lot of this waste ends up in the ocean where it hurts sea life. 

Want to make a bigger impact? Why not volunteer with sea turtles? Every single AEI program is community based and run, which means our programs address the local reasons for turtle decline in those communities. It also means your fees, donations and time goes directly to the local community and the work they are doing for their ecosystem and the animals that live there.

Today is world turtle day so why not help turtles at home and abroad? Apply today and we will give you $100 off your fees!


Sea Turtle Conservation in Costa Rica

Help with sea turtle conservation on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica.

Nearly all species of sea turtles are endangered – their numbers dropping due to poaching and over-exploitation, climate change and pollution, habitat destruction, accidental capture in fishing gear and trauma from boats. Our partner organization in Costa Rica helps sea turtles through conservation, research, sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation.

Sea Turtle Conservation in Australia

Help with sea turtle conservation off the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

The Great Barrier Reef is located just off the coast of northern Queensland and is one of the seven wonders of the natural world. The reef attracts people from all over hoping to see first-hand the gorgeous diversity of marine life. Unfortunately many of these magnificent marine creatures are in trouble, including the Green Sea Turtle, Flatback, Hawksbill and Olive Ridley Sea Turtle.

Sea Turtle Conservation in Sri Lanka

Help conserve sea turtles in Sri Lanka. 

Five species of sea turtles nest on the beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka, and these turtles are also under threat. In 2005, the “boxing day Tsunami” affected Kosgoda, Sri Lanka tremendously. Hundreds of metres of beach were lost and so were people's livelihoods. Fishing was compromised and even the local tourism industry saw a dramatic decline. Many people are now dependent on the selling of turtle eggs and jewellery made from the shells of Hawksbill turtles.

Leatherback Nesting Conservation in Costa Rica

Help conserve sea turtles in Costa Rica by protecting nesting sites. 

The beaches along the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica are the nesting site for many Leatherback, Hawksbill and Green Sea Turtles that lay their eggs here.  As the female turtles come in to nest, they are exposed to many threats. One of the biggest threats is the illegal poaching of the eggs that they lay.