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Conservation #12

Enforce national and international laws to minimize the dumping of pollutants and solid waste into the ocean and nearshore waters.

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Enforce national and international laws to minimize the dumping of pollutants and solid waste into the ocean and nearshore waters.

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Conservation #10

 Protect nesting beaches by establishing parks and refuges or through regulations combined with public education initiatives.

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 Protect nesting beaches by establishing parks and refuges or through regulations combined with public education initiatives.

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Conservation #8

Loggerhead sea turtles are classified as endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and are listed under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, making international trade illegal.

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Loggerhead sea turtles are classified as endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and are listed under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, making international trade illegal.

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Conservation #6

 Continue research and monitoring activities so that the population can be monitored and conservation efforts can be focused where they are most needed.

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 Continue research and monitoring activities so that the population can be monitored and conservation efforts can be focused where they are most needed.

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Conservation #4

It is also illegal to import, sell, or transport turtles or their products.

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It is also illegal to import, sell, or transport turtles or their products.

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Conservation #2

If sea turtles can not survive and reproduce on their own, without help from humans, then they are doomed.

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If sea turtles can not survive and reproduce on their own, without help from humans, then they are doomed.

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Conservation #11

Eliminate disturbances at nesting beaches by decreasing artificial lighting, halting beach armoring, regulating beach nourishment and limiting the impacts of people on the beach.

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Eliminate disturbances at nesting beaches by decreasing artificial lighting, halting beach armoring, regulating beach nourishment and limiting the impacts of people on the beach.

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Conservation #9

Crack down on illegal international trade in sea turtles and their products by enforcing laws and agreements.

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Crack down on illegal international trade in sea turtles and their products by enforcing laws and agreements.

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Conservation #7

Many human activities have negative effects on loggerhead sea turtle populations. The prolonged time required for loggerheads to reach the high mortality rates of eggs and young turtles from natural phenomena compound the problems of population reduction as a consequence of human activities.

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Many human activities have negative effects on loggerhead sea turtle populations. The prolonged time required for loggerheads to reach the high mortality rates of eggs and young turtles from natural phenomena compound the problems of population reduction as a consequence of human activities.

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Conservation #5

Decrease the turtle deaths caused by commercial fishing through enforcement of Turtle Excluder Device (TED) and gill net regulations.

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Decrease the turtle deaths caused by commercial fishing through enforcement of Turtle Excluder Device (TED) and gill net regulations.

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Conservation #3

This designation makes it illegal to harm, harass or kill any sea turtles, hatchlings or their eggs.

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This designation makes it illegal to harm, harass or kill any sea turtles, hatchlings or their eggs.

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Conservation #1

Long-term protection of sea turtles also means developing solutions that reduce reliance on management methods requiring direct human involvement -- such as moving nests or raising hatchlings in captivity.

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Long-term protection of sea turtles also means developing solutions that reduce reliance on management methods requiring direct human involvement -- such as moving nests or raising hatchlings in captivity.

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