EARTHWATCH IS THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE AN EXCITING NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH MALIBU RUM THAT WILL RAISE AWARENESS AND FUNDING FOR ANCIENT ENDANGERED SEA TURTLES. 

Beginning June 16th—World Sea Turtle Day—Earthwatch’s Tracking Sea Turtles in the Bahamas expedition is being highlighted as part of Malibu’s #BecauseSummer advertising campaign, featuring a video created by Vice Media. The video features Earthwatch Lead Scientist Annabelle Brooks and six millennial Instagram celebrities—including professional surfer Alana Blanchard—who are passionate about conservation and will help spread the word amongst their millions of social media followers.  

Malibu has also issued a fundraising challenge to sea turtle supporters: take a photo of you and your friends at your favorite summertime hangout and @Malibu_rum will donate $5 to Earthwatch for every photo shared to Instagram with the hashtag #HumanPartyAnimals, up to $100,000 USD! 

Haven’t updated your Instagram in a while? No worries—you can still support sea turtle conservation by donating directly to Earthwatch. 

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"We built a team that successfully brought the black sea turtle back from the edge of extinction. The population is no longer declining and I attribute that to Earthwatch . . ."


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Over the last four years Earthwatch volunteers have helped to tag 487 juvenille green and Hawksbill turtles that are now being tracked to better understand their behavior in order to protect their habitat. How many more turtles can we tag with the help of Malibu's generous sponsorship? Check back at @Earthwatch to find out!

" The fact that we have Earthwatch volunteers coming to help us in our research is huge. Without them, it would be impossible to accomplish so much."


—Earthwatch scientist Annabelle Brooks, Tracking Sea Turtles in the Bahamas

SEA TURTLES THRIVED FOR 100 MILLION YEARS, BUT SOME SPECIES NOW HOVER ON THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION.

WHY SEA TURTLES? WHY EARTHWATCH?
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In Playa Grande, Costa Rica, more than 20 years of egg poaching consumed a generation of leatherback sea turtles. Today, Earthwatch scientists and volunteers are working alongside local communities to ensure there’s a future for this species. 

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Endangered Eastern Pacific green sea turtles, also called black turtles, are on the slow road to recovery thanks to the creation of the Bahia de Los Angeles Biosphere Reserve in the Gulf of California, inspired by a decade's worth of Earthwatch research and community engagement

The fight is far from over, and the threats facing marine ecosystems are growing more complicated. Earthwatch remains focused on identifying the best ways to protect sea turtles to ensure a sustainable future. 

Earthwatch currently studies four species of endangered sea turtles in Costa Rica and the Bahamas. These long-term studies required sustained funding to ensure we collect enough data to inform responsible and effective management policies. YOU can help turn the tide for remaining sea turtles by making a gift today.

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TRACKING SEA TURTLES IN THE BAHAMAS

Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats.

COSTA RICAN SEA TURTLES

Why have Pacific leatherback sea turtles almost disappeared? Look for answers and solutions on Costa Rica’s beaches.

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" Without our collective dedication to protecting this species, I suspect the Eastern Pacific leatherback turtle would be effectively extinct. "


—Earthwatch scientist Dr. Nathan Robinson, Costa Rican Sea Turtles

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