WWF's Asia Pacific Marine Turtle Programme

Globally, WWF aims to save marine turtles by:
  1. Furthering relevant policy and legislation in all sectors and at all levels.

  2. Ensuring the necessary extent, integrity and functioning of critical habitats for turtles.

  3. Ensuring adequate protection and biological management of marine turtle populations.

  4. Creating mutually beneficial incentives for the co-existence of people and marine turtles.

  5. Mitigating threats to marine turtles by creating awareness and influencing human attitudes and behaviour

WWF's Asia Pacific Marine Turtle Programme is working in three key ways to address these challenges:


  • Through linking individual conservation projects into cohesive units that effectively address threats across turtle migrations and life-cycles.

  • Through innovative projects and alliances - bringing non-traditional partners together to find mutually beneficial solutions.

  • Through collaboration and partnerships at all levels - including with local communities, governments, scientists, industry, religious leaders, and other nongovernment organisations.
WWF researcher with newly hatched sea turtles, Turtle Island, Philippines. / ©: WWF-Canon / Jürgen FREUND
WWF researcher with newly hatched sea turtles, Turtle Island, Philippines.
© WWF-Canon / Jürgen FREUND
Through turtle conservation work we can also address issues of broader global resonance such as:

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