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» STC Earns 4-Star Charity Navigator Rating for 14th Year October 5, 2021 11:06 am
Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) is proud to announce another top rating from Charity Navigator, the leading evaluator of non-profit groups in the United States. STC received 4 out of 4 stars for the 14th year, indicating that our organization adheres to good governance and other practices... Read more

» Wanted: Sea Turtle Photos for STC’s 2022 Calendar! August 11, 2021 11:07 am
Calling all photographers! Sea Turtle Conservancy is looking for talented photographers (amateur or professional) for our annual Sea Turtle Calendar Contest! The sea turtle calendar reminds people throughout the year that sea turtles need our help to survive, and it includes important sea turtle dates... Read more

» STC advocates against harmful bills during 2021 Florida Legislative Session July 13, 2021 11:46 am
Florida’s globally-important sea turtle populations face myriad anthropogenic threats, with coastal armoring and artificial lighting being among the most urgent. During the 2021 Florida Legislative Session held in March and April, Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) advocated against two bills that would have greatly worsened both... Read more

» Partner Spotlight – Wildlife Collections, now known as “fahlo” May 27, 2021 9:49 am
Since 2019, Wildlife Collections, which recently rebranded as fahlo, has been the exclusive turtle tracking jewelry partner of the Sea Turtle Conservancy and donates 10% of net profits from every turtle bracelet sold to STC. Thanks to our partnership, Wildlife Collections has donated almost $300,000... Read more

» Satellite-Tagged Leatherback Turtle “Hope” Returns to Nest in Florida for Second Consecutive Year—a First! April 6, 2021 12:37 pm
**UPDATE 4/30/21 - Hope was encountered nesting again but unfortunately her new transmitter was no longer attached. It seems the attachment method failed or the transmitter came off while Hope was mating. However, we remain HOPEFUL that we will encounter Hope yet again and get... Read more

» Sea Turtle Grants Program Awards $415,000 to Conservation Projects in Florida March 30, 2021 2:06 pm
The Sea Turtle Grants Program (STGP), funded by the sale of Florida’s "Helping Sea Turtles Survive" specialty license plate, recently awarded $415,463.82 to 26 different projects benefiting Florida sea turtles as part of the 2021-2022 grant funding cycle. Since it’s inception, the Sea Turtle License Plate... Read more

» ACTION ALERT: Proposed law would create explosion of sea wall construction on Florida beaches March 4, 2021 4:05 pm
Florida’s sandy beaches are unlike any place in the world. More than 100 million people visit them each year, making them the main economic driver for our state. They provide coastal recreation, bring aesthetic beauty and infuse billions of dollars into our economy each year. Florida’s... Read more

» STC Accepting Applications for Research Assistants in Bastimentos Island National Marine Park, Tortuguero, and Bocas del Toro February 26, 2021 11:33 am
2021 Sea Turtle Monitoring - Panama Bastimentos Island National Marine Park Project description: Conservation and monitoring of nesting hawksbills and their nests. Location: Bocas del Toro Province, Panama, Bastimentos Island National Marine Park (BINMP): Zapatilla Cays and Playa Larga Project Dates: 27 April – 2 November 2021. Due... Read more