Adopts Mango the Turtle!

Adoption Certificate

Mango is an adult female Hawksbill turtle adopted through the Caribbean Conservation Corporation & Sea Turtle Survival League by funds raised from Footstops in February 2007.

Mango was encountered nesting on August 6, 2006 on Lover's Beach, a secluded stretch of beach on the Caribbean coast of the island of Nevis. She measures 3.1 feet (95.9cm) in length and 2.9 feet (88.3cm) wide. What a beauty!

She is a part of a sea turtle research and conservation project to study the migration patterns of critically endangered Hawksbill sea turtles nesting in the Caribbean. Mango has a satellite transmitter attached to her back which sends the location of her whereabouts every time she surfaces to breathe. This data can provide vital information in helping keep the Hawksbill turtle alive.

The Hawksbill Turtle is in dire need of help. Even in its threatened state, the Hawksbill is still poached for food and their shells for decorative goods. Coupled with the destruction of their habitat and slow reproductive rate, Hawksbill conservation and research is of the utmost importance.

Where in the World is Mango?

Satellite Map of Mango

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