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!
Christmas Delivery Info
By Post :
FREE Delivery for Christmas! Order by 13:30 Monday 16th December 2013 for FREE delivery to a UK address.
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
from £3.00 a monthMore Info
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
New images from a camera trap at Chitwan National Park in Nepal show that Kamrita the tiger that is focus of the WWF’s tiger adoption scheme is pregnant. Not only that but Kamrita’s daughter Ranu may also be pregnant as well which is fantastic news.
Researchers who are studying the footage of both tigers say that Kamrita and Ranu seem to be showing signs that they are expecting. If this happens to be the case then this will be Ranu’s first ever litter.
Funds that ordinary people have donated as part of the WWF’s tiger adoption scheme have been used to help provide camera traps that are spread out across 64 square kilometers of the park.
The Aspinall Foundation has some very exciting news. The Port Lympne Wild Animal Park is expecting a new family of gorillas to move into the Palace of the Apes. The attraction has laid empty since its previous residents Djala and family made the move to live free in the wild in Gabon. Since they left the park has made a number of alterations to the enclosure as it seeks to prepare it for the new residents who have already moved in.
At the start of the month Sir David Attenborough paid a visit to the Living Planet centre to officially open the new home of the WWF. The centre will soon welcome visitors of all ages into its eco friendly building so they can learn about the WWF’s important work in the natural world.
The Living Planet Centre is located in Woking and has the best environmental credentials with a unique “WWF Experience and Learning Zone” which school children and other visitors can learn about the crucial work the WWF does for global conservation.
Recently the first ever guide dog to be formally introduced to Peers entered the House of Lords.
Chris Holmes who now carries the title of Lord Holmes of Richmond took an oath of allegiance at a special ceremony in Westminster before the Lord Speaker with his guide dog sat firmly at his feet.
In October the ODEON Theatre began playing a three minute short film titled Virunga and featuring UK actress Ann Friel throughout the theatre chain in the UK. The film goes on a fascinating journey across lush tropical rain forest and snow capped mountains in an effort to show the amazing diversity on offer in Virunga National Park which includes gorillas and Elephants.