Turtle Conservation bythe#s

A female Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle nesting on the beaches of Padre Island. NPS photo.

Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles


The global population of the Kemp’s Ridley is represented by a single population with no known subpopulations. This species primarily occurs in the Gulf of Mexico, with a single primary nesting beach located in the western Gulf of Mexico near Rancho Nuevo, Mexico (Source: IUCN, 1.27.2020)

From 2017 to 2019 – 20 Association of Zoos and Aquariums spent over

$1.1 Million



projects for North American freshwater turtle conservation.

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