Green Gifts Mean More This Holiday Season: Adopt a Turtle from Sea Turtle Conservancy


Contact: Rocio Johnson, Public Relations Coordinator
Phone: (325) 373-6441

Adopt-A-Turtle as a Holiday Gift!

GAINESVILLE, FL – This year, more than ever, consider a holiday gift idea that gives back to the environment. The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was particularly devastating to sea turtles, setting back conservation efforts by decades. But your gift of a symbolic sea turtle adoption can help Sea Turtle Conservancy focus on recovering sea turtle populations in the Gulf and elsewhere, while making holiday shopping easier and more meaningful. For family and friends that love marine biology, science and surfing the Web, give the gift of a satellite-tracked sea turtle. In order to learn more about sea turtles, scientists track turtle migrations online at www.conserveturtles.org, and your technology-savvy gift recipient can follow along too. Trying to understand sea turtle migration patterns using satellite technology is just one way Sea Turtle Conservancy is working to protect these endangered species.

For the family member or friend that is environmentally conscious and appreciates a personalized gift from the heart, adopt an endangered green sea turtle tagged in Tortuguero, Costa Rica, home of Sea Turtle Conservancy's award-winning research project. These green turtles only have one “adoptive parent,” and the best part is the gift giver can name the turtle.

Sea turtle adoptions are tax-deductible donations and support Sea Turtle Conservancy's regional and international conservation, education and research programs.

“To make a difference in the world, people share causes that they care about with family and friends,” said David Godfrey, Executive Director of Sea Turtle Conservancy. “Sea turtle adoptions are a green, educational way to spread the message of conservation during the holiday season.” For a donation of $25 or more, Sea Turtle Conservancy will send gift recipients a personalized adoption certificate, a Sea Turtle Conservation Guide, a membership window cling, a sea turtle sticker and bookmark, a magnet, and a one-year subscription to Sea Turtle Conservancy's membership publication, all in a keepsake sea turtle folder. Plus, there are additional membership levels that include gifts like turtle plushes for kids, t-shirts and limited edition holiday ornaments.

Delivery is free for U.S. orders and guaranteed if placed by 11:59 pm ET on December 1st for Chanukah, and December 10th for Kwanza and Christmas. To adopt a turtle online, visit AdoptASeaTurtle.org or call 1-800-678-7853 to place a phone order.

To give a gift that is making a difference, adopt an endangered sea turtle by visiting http://www.conserveturtles.org or calling Sea Turtle Conservancy at 800-678-7853.