The attitude we share


The Sea Turtle Association began turtle survey and protection activities throughout Japan almost unaided. In the course of these activities, we have encountered many problems in addition to those described here. Some people protect the turtles in their local area, while others are involved in turtle research. Some people sadly observe the encroaching construction of shore defenses as they carry out turtle surveys. Others are appalled by the thoughtless actions of tourists. Still others face the problem of weasels eating turtle hatchlings. All these people experience different situations and have different approaches. However, all of us who come into everyday contact with turtles believe it is important to record what is happening to our turtles, organize this information, and help the public know more about the conditions turtles face. This is the attitude we share.