| Based in Hainan Island, China, Sea Turtles 911 works at every level of the danger spectrum, rescuing illegally captured sea turtles, rehabilitating injured turtles, raising hatchlings poached from distant islands, and releasing turtles back into their natural habitat, to help give these endangered creatures a fighting chance at survival.
Our focus on stopping restaurants and fishermen from selling sea turtles aims to curb the supply, where stopping the demand by convincing people to abandon seeking sea turtle products for their medicinal, aphrodisiacal, or aesthetic value is a much more daunting task which would require more time than the sea turtle's may have. While we have not abandoned the effort to discourage demand, we direct our efforts to where they will have the most potent results, such as severing the supply of sea turtles available for purchase.
To continuously advocate for sea turtle rights. To support the advancement of sea turtle conservation by creating a safer oceanic habitat for the continued survival of sea turtles and all marine life; and to promote their peaceful co-existence with humans by ending the global exploitation of sea turtles. Sea Turtles 911 uses grassroots action to spread awareness and appreciation through education, contribute to local empowerment through ecotourism, and to successfully achieve sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation.
We believe that armed with the 5 R’s – Rescue, Rehabilitate, Research, Raise, and Release – we can help break the cycle of sea turtle poaching and consumption around Hainan Island and give these awe-inspiring creatures a better chance at survival. Find out how you can help us achieve our mission.