Texans - name the Kemp's ridley the official State Sea Turtle of Texas
The endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtle relies on Texas beaches and offshore feeding habitat for its survival. Its story over the last four decades is one of deadly hardship and hopeful recovery. Together with Carole Allen, our Gulf of Mexico Director, students in Texas have successfully introduced a bill to create a law to name the Kemp's ridley the official State Sea Turtle of Texas!
This emblematic species represents past triumphs and the need for continued diligence in our conservation work. Kemp's ridleys have survived catastrophic oil spills and assault from shrimp trawlers that brought them to the brink of extinction. Thanks to conservation efforts in Texas and Mexico, these endangered sea turtles are now on a road to recovery.
Texas voting residents can take action below to send their local Legislators a message supporting this historic effort. Send this message as often as you can!
Not a Texas resident? Click here to sign our general petition to be used at strategic times to show the nation-wide support of Texas' Kemp's ridley sea turtles!