Dating back to the time of the dinosaurs, sea turtles once numbered in the millions. But today all seven sea turtle species are struggling. They face habitat loss, commercial fishing, oil spills, beach driving and more. Pollution is a major concern: One study found that 86% of all sea turtles have some sort of plastic in them.
The good news is there is plenty you can do to keep sea turtles swimming into the next millennium. And you can do it whether or not you live or vacation in an area where they are found.
No matter where I live, to help sea turtles, I will make this pledge.