Group 8: Viktor, Xuwang Xin (Tommy), Ian, Veronica, Achille, & Jeremiah
“Turtle protection efforts: An international organization was just funded to develop a program that would protect endangered turtles and their habitats.”
· Human interference/Habitat Loss
· Pollution and trash
· In the ocean
1. Turtles can unintentionally feed on plastic bags and choke
1. On beaches
2. Human activity has degraded beaches, leaving debris and preventing turtles from reproducing
· Illegal Trade/Overharvesting
Viktor - I’ll try and give background into the importance of our turtles in our oceans and how best to help them. needs/how they live/history/ ex….
Veronica - I’ll focus on researching more on habitat loss.
Ian - I will assist the group by looking into illegal trade/overharvesting and understanding the reasons why it occurs and how to combat it effectively.
Tommy - I will describe two relevant laws or regulations related to each issue.
Jeremiah - Provide solutions and methods to ensure the survival of endangered turtle species
Achille - I will talk about threats to the reproduction of turtles from human activities on beaches, part of habitat loss caused human interference, and will also propose a management strategy in regards to it