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» SB 1126/HB 1641: Regulation of Auxiliary Containers Threatens Florida’s Sea Turtles January 23, 2024 11:45 am
A bill moving quickly through the Florida Legislature, SB 1126/HB 1641 – Regulation of Auxiliary Containers, would ban all local governments in Florida from regulating any kind of container that is used to transport merchandise, food, or beverages, including single-use plastic. The bill also proposes to... Read more

» Help us Raise $65,000 for STC’s In-Water Program this Giving Tuesday November 20, 2023 12:20 pm
Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) is hoping all of its supporters will participate in this year’s Giving Tuesday Campaign, which seeks to raise funds for the critical in-water work we are doing to study and conserve sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico. Though not as... Read more

» So Excellent a Fishe: The Early History of Sea Turtle Conservation in Florida October 30, 2023 12:44 pm
So Excellent a Fishe: The Early History of Sea Turtle Conservation in Florida Part I Thomas T. Ankersen, Professor Emeritus University of Florida Levin College of Law   [caption id="attachment_46456" align="aligncenter" width="622"] New York Public Library Digital Collections, http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47d9-52a8-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99 (accessed 6 June 2020).[/caption] Introduction –... Read more

» Wanted: Sea Turtle Photos for STC’s 2024 Calendar! August 14, 2023 11:07 am
Calling all photographers! Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) is looking for talented photographers (amateur or professional) for our annual Sea Turtle Calendar Contest! The sea turtle calendar reminds people throughout the year that sea turtles need our help to survive, and it includes important sea turtle... Read more

» STC to Explore the Legal and Policy History of Sea Turtle Conservation in Florida June 29, 2023 9:48 am
Dating back to its territorial past, Florida has played a major role in the global development of sea turtle protection policy – and the science that supports it. Over the next year STC will tell this story through an interactive ArcGIS StoryMap, which will contain... Read more

» ALERT – Brevard Barrier Island Protection Bill Signed Into Law! June 22, 2023 11:11 am
We are thrilled to announce that Florida House Bill 1489, a bill designating the southern area of Brevard County as an Area of Critical State Concern, was signed into law by the Governor yesterday! Brevard County’s south beaches join only five other areas in Florida... Read more

» Sea Turtle Grants Program Awards $490,000 to Conservation Projects in Florida April 12, 2023 1:05 pm
The Sea Turtle Grants Program (STGP), funded by the sale of Florida’s "Helping Sea Turtles Survive" specialty license plate, recently awarded $490,892.07 to 30 different projects benefiting Florida sea turtles as part of the 2023-2024 grant funding cycle. Since it’s inception, the Sea Turtle License Plate... Read more

» ACTION ALERT! Encourage Florida Legislators to Support the Balloon Release Ban in 2023 February 2, 2023 9:26 am
A major threat to sea turtles is the ingestion of or entanglement with marine debris, including single-use balloons. Although many Floridians participate in balloon releases as part of a celebration or to honor a loved one, once balloons are released, they can travel thousands of... Read more