— Protect Marine Turtles —
Marine turtles are critically endangered: beach development, imprecise long-line fishing and an illegal black-market demand for turtleshells for both decoration and supposed health benefits are pushing marine turtles ever closer to extinction.
Marine turtles play a key role in two critical ecosystems important to humans—oceans and beaches/dunes. Green Sea Turtles are one of the few creatures that control the development of sea grass which must be kept short for the oceans to remain healthy. Sea Grass provides an essential breeding and development areas for many species of fish and other marine life. The threats facing marine turtles endanger the world’s oceans.
The poster utilises oldstyle naturalist illustrations: if we do not act now marine turtles will become only illustrations.