Help Save our Turtles

In WA we are lucky enough to host six of the world’s seven species of turtles. Green, Hawksbill, Loggerhead, Flatback, Leatherback and Olive Ridley.

 

All marine turtles in Australian waters are protected species at both State and Commonwealth levels. Marine turtles generally live for a long time and are slow to reach sexual maturity—it can take between 10 and 50 years for a turtle to begin to breed. The only time they leave the ocean is when the adult females lay their eggs on beaches, and occasionally to bask during the nesting season.

 

We have many nesting beaches in the Pilbara so pay attention to any sigange to make sure you do not fourwheel driving on nesting beaches next time you go out.

All sea turtles are listed as vulnerable, except the Loggerhead which is endangered.

What you will receive

  • A Certificate

  • A Detailed Brochure  - Turtles of the Pilbara Coast

  • Bumper Sticker - Friend of PWCA

  • Sticker and Stubbie holder

  • Annual social BBQ