Species of Sea Turtles
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Conservation Status

Under the International Conservation Union (IUCN) 'Red List of Threatened Species' green sea turtles are considered endangered.

ENDANGERED (EN) - A taxon is Endangered when it is not Critically Endangered but is facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild in the near future.

Photo © 2008 R.P. van Dam

Threats to to greens vary from one region to another but include:

Loss of habitat due to coastal development, including tourism and industrialisation
Collision with motorboats
Accidental capture by fishing activities
Pollution due to industrial waste, marine debris etc
Animal predation
Human predation due to egg collecting

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Illustrations: M. Demma © ICRAM