This has been the deadliest summer for endangered sea turtles in Guatemala on record. Over eighty five turtles have washed ashore dead while shrimp trawlers drag their nets offshore nesting beaches. This photo of a deceased Pacific green sea turtle to the right, taken in Guatemala, shows exactly how close shrimp trawlers infringe on turtle habitat. 

Shrimp trawl fishing destroys the seabed, pollutes the water with excess sediment, removes nearly all the species of flora and fauna in its path, and regularly catches and drowns innocent sea turtles.

We are working directly to support this campaign with a coalition of Guatemala NGOs headed by the Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Association (ARCAS). For more information and how you can help, contact them at [email protected] or www.arcasguatemala.com or on Facebook at ARCAS.


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