Marine Turtles

Threats

Hawsbill Turtle © Martin Harvey / WWF-Canon . rel=
Hawsbill Turtle © Martin Harvey / WWF-Canon
Hawsbill Turtle © Martin Harvey / WWF-Canon

Some of the threats that marine turtles face are habitat degradation; commercial trade in turtle skin‚ shell‚ medicines and cosmetics; and destruction of eggs by predators‚ especially feral domestic dogs, development work at nesting areas, capture in fishing nets, human disturbance and pollution.

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