Adopt a Turtle
(From WWF Adopt an Animal)
Every year over 250,000 marine turtles drown by becoming entangled in fishing lines and nets that choke the world’s oceans, but adopting a Hawksbill Turtle you can help WWF halt the devastation.
The Hawksbill Turtle lives in the waters around Fiji, and you will be adopting one of five females who return each year to nest on Talice beach, on the uninhabited island of Yadua Taba. WWF use painless flipper tags to track and record the turtles’ locations. This helps them to find out more about their movement patterns and also enables them to share the knowledge to help their endangered species throughout the world.
The Recipient of the Charity Gift Gets
- beautiful cuddly toy of your animal
- gift pack including a certificate and photo of your adopted animal, a fact book about your adopted species, bookmarks, stickers and a WWF 'What we do' leaflet.
- Wild World magazine delivered 3 times a year plus regular updates on your chosen animal
- Perfect as a Last minute gift Even if you order late you can get a certificate to print or email to give on the day!
By Post :
FREE Delivery to UK address with pack despatched within 3 days. Please allow up to 10 days for delivery.
Express Delivery costs £7.50 if you order before 2pm Monday - Thursday.
Last Minute Gift? :
Receive a gift certificate to print or email up to the big day!
Adopt a Turtle
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Registered Charity Number: 1081247
About WWF AdoptionsFor a small regular monthly fee you can Adopt an Animal with WWF for yourself or a friend which will help to safeguard the future of your selected species and their habitat. Animal adoptions make great charity gifts and are also an excellent way to show your support to the worlds wildlife and help to fund the work WWF does on conservation. You can also support their great work with a WWF Membership or by choosing from one of their selection of charity gifts at the WWF Shop.
WWF Charity InformationWWF are the worlds largest independent environmental organisation. Originating in the UK where they were formed in 1961 they are now active all over the world. As a charity the WWF rely heavily on donations from members and supporters.
- a truly global network who are active in over than 100 countries
- a science-based organisation who tackle issues including the survival of species and habitats, climate change, sustainable business and environmental education
- over five million supporters worldwide
- 90 per cent of their income comes from donations from people and the business community
WWF's MissionWWF are on a mission to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment. They want to build a future in which we can live in harmony with nature. It's a simple mission statement but difficult to achieve. They aim to use their practical experience and knowledge to find and implement long term solutions. They have set out some clear pointers to help achieve their goal.
- Conserve the world's biological diversity.
- Campaign for the use of renewable and sustainable resources.
- Reduce pollution and wasteful consumption.
Latest from the Adopt an Animal Charity Blog
Last month British Prime Minister David Cameron hosted a summit in London that was designed to fight against the illegal wildlife trade globally.
50 heads of state attended from some of the worst affected countries. It is estimated the illegal wildlife trade is worth approximately £11.5 billion per year.
Rhino poaching reached record levels last year according to the Save the Rhino charity. In 2013 1,004 rhino’s were lost to poaching in South Africa alone. In 2014 86 Rhino deaths have been recorded in South Africa so far. The level of Rhino poaching globally has risen an astonishing 7,500 per cent between 2007 and 2013 and it is estimated that once every ten hours a Rhino is killed by a poacher.
The Aspinall Foundation is pleased to announce the birth of a western lowland gorilla at its conservation project in Africa.
The baby gorilla arrived on January 7th at the Aspinall Foundation’s Gabon gorilla reserve. This is the second such birth at the reserve and is a great sign for the species which is critically endangered.
Last year was the worst year on record for rhinos that were killed by poachers according to new data released by the government of South Africa. There were approximately three rhinos killed each day representing an increase of an astonishing 7,723 per cent.
To get a sense how bad things have become in 2007 just 13 rhinos were poached and in 2013 that figure reached 1004. The Kruger National Park was one of the worst affected.
Conservationists in Africa have begun introducing drone technology in Africa to help park rangers get a leg up against poachers in regions where rhino’s and elephants roam and are vulnerable.
About a year ago, Google donated US$5 million to the WWF to search for new ways to deter and detect wildlife crime.
Conservationists in Namibia are about to start a drone program combined with a variety of other tracking technologies in some of the country’s national parks according to WWF officials.
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and you are probably starting to think about what would make the perfect gift for your loved one. Whilst we all love chocolate and flowers it would be nice to do something a little different so you can surprise your other half with something special. You could choose to sponsor a guide dog puppy as your gift to your better half.
Herbie, Cally and Gismo are three puppy’s about to embark on a journey as they transform into full grown life changing guide dogs. These three cuties need your help and all it costs is just £1 a week. For that Guide Dogs For The Blind will send your loved one regular Pupdates which will keep you informed about how your puppy is getting on. They will also receive a gorgeous welcome pack and you can print a puppy photo and certificate to include as part of your Valentine’s Day card.