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Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles

I did a write-up on the history and current conservation efforts of the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle over on Defenders of Wildlife’s website. The Kemp’s ridley is one of the world’s most endangered turtles and is an example of the importance of intergovernmental cooperation on protecting habitat. Without the cooperation of the US and Mexican governments, the turtle may have never had the cross-border range to survive since it was first listed as endangered in the 1970s.

A female Kemp’s ridley sea turtle nesting on Padre Island. (Credit: NPS)

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