Sunday, April 27, 2008

something for conservation....Urgent!!

for a living planet
Marine Turtles
The struggle for their future continues..........
Marine turtles are among our oceans' most magnificent creatures. They have graced our seas since the age of dinosaurs, but the last twenty years has seen a dramatic decline in their numbers that the day could come soon when they won't return to their ancestral nesting beaches anymore. And situation does not help that these beaches are being polluted by human activities.
Like humans, marine turtles take many years to become reproductively mature - it may take up to 30 years for some species before a female is able to lay eggs. the long time to reach maturity and the dangers faced by marine turtles at all stages of their life cycle mean that as few as 1 in 1000 hatchlings may survive to adulthood.
It is a race against time that everyone need to act now before these magnificent creatures are consigned to History. Please contact WWF-Malaysia to find out how each and every one of us can contribute to protect the marine turtles.
49 Jalan SS23/15
Taman SEA
47000 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Malaysia
Tel: 603-7803 3772
Fax: 603- 7803 5157
Only after the last tree has been cut,
Only after the last river has been poisoned,
Only after the last fish has been caught,
Only then will you find that your money cannot be eaten
Turtles are worth more Alive than Dead
Marine turtle conservation activities will benefit not only turtles, but will also help to make fisheries sustainable, ensure good governance of marine resources, and secure access to benefits from, marine resources for local communities.
There is much to be learned about the condition of the planet's environment by looking at marine turtles. A creature that has existed for more than 100 million years is now struggling to survive.. largely due to the things we did to our planet. What does this mean for the human species?
Please let us all ACT NOW before it is too late.

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