Species of Sea Turtles
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Conservation Status

Under the World Conservation Union (IUCN)'Red List of Threatened Spieces' olive ridley sea turtles are considered

VULNERABLE (VU): A taxon is Vulnerable when it is not Endangered but is considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

Photo © 2008 vM. Jensen

Threats to olive ridley’s vary from one region to another but include:

Accidental capture by fishing activities
Human predation
Animal predation

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Illustrations: M. Demma © ICRAM