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Kemp's Ridley Protection Campaign

The Texas coast is the most dangerous place in the world for nesting and migrating Kemp's ridley sea turtles. The Kemp's Ridley Protection campaign seeks to protect the only U.S. nesting population of the critically endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtle through public education and by ultimately creating a marine swimways that are off limits to commercial fishing and exploitation. This grassroots campaign has been mobilizing the public in support of this vital nesting beach in the waters of Padre Island, Texas. By creating protected swimways, we will end the needless drowning of sea turtles in the illegal nets of shrimp fishers.

Nesting News and Background

Campaign Updates and History

Kemp's Ridley Nest Watch in Texas finishes at 153!
by Carole Allen, Gulf Office Director, Sea Turtle Restoration Project
September 10th, 2013

Kemp's Ridley Nests on Texas Coast Breaks the Record at 209!
by Carole Allen, Gulf Office Director, Sea Turtle Restoration Project
July 29th, 2012

The Story of Squirt

News - Louisiana Congressman seeks to limit turtle-excluder devices on some shrimp trawls
May 22nd, 2012

A Mother's Day Message from Missy!

Kemp's Ridley Nesting Watch!
by Carole Allen, Gulf Office Director
August 7th, 2011

STRP Asks for Critical Habitat Status for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles in the Gulf
by Carole H. Allen, Gulf Office Director, Gulf Office Director
March 8th, 2011

Gulf Shrimpers are Top Killer of Endangered Sea Turtle
January 28th, 2011

STRP Fly Overs Assist and Observe Enforcement of TEDs in Texas Shrimping
July 16th, 2010

Kemp's Ridley Protection from BP Oil Spill Denied

Conservation Plane to Fly Over Gulf Shrimp Boats to Watch for Sea Turtles

Letter Calling for End to Kemp's Ridley Hatchling Releases from Texas into oiled Gulf of Mexico

Kemp's ridley expert says harm so far from BP Oil Spill is "tip of the iceberg"
June 23rd, 2010

Endangered sea turtles heading to oil spill

Kemp's Ridleys Need Stronger Recovery Plan To Survive Shrimpers and Oil Spill

Tell NMFS to Stop Offshore Drilling and Shrimp Trawls in the Gulf

Increase Enforcement of Required Turtle Excluder Devices (TEDs) for Texas

Kemp's Ridleys Dying on the Upper Texas Coast
by Carole Allen, Gulf Office Director
April 23rd, 2010

Kemp's ridleys in the news!
March 25th, 2010

Preview New Film on Endangered Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle
by Carole H. AllenGulf Office Director

Sea Turtle Restoration Project • PO Box 370 • Forest Knolls, CA 94933, USA
Phone: +1 415 663 8590 • Fax: +1 415 663 9534 • info@seaturtles.org
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