Donate to the Olive Ridley Project and help us us untangle more turtles from ghost gear, nurture injured turtles back to health, and further our educational programs, ghost gear removal efforts and initiatives to reuse end-of-life fishing gear. We are grateful for any donation we receive – big or small.
Did you know that because of invisible “ghost” nets, thousands of turtles and other marine animals in the Indian Ocean are entangled each year? Ghost net entrapment devastates turtles by causing undue stress, dehydration, starvation, and, eventually, death. The turtles rescued by the Olive Ridley Project are only a fraction of those who endure this agony in the open sea. It is almost impossible to pinpoint exactly how many go unnoticed.
Donate to the Olive Ridley Project and help us fund the running of our Marine Turtle Rescue Centre in Baa Atoll, where we care for the injured sea turtles rescued throughout the Maldives. We currently rely on the generosity of volunteers working with our Turtle Vet to ensure proper care for our patients.
We do not have enough funds to support a full-time ghost net removal crew in the Indian Ocean; again we rely on volunteers, and on chance sightings by recreational divers and boat crews operating in the Maldives. Donate to the Olive Ridley Project and help us employ a team of ghost net busters.
The funds we do have, are spent on raising public awareness and educating local communities about the ghost net problem. We provide educational material, workshops, and newsletters about our project.
Our goal is to educate boat captains, divers, fishermen, visitors, biologists, and anyone whose livelihoods rely on the Indian Ocean, about the damage caused by ghost nets. We aim to combat this problem that plagues our oceans and the organisms within it through research and education. Even the smallest amount helps us reach our goal.
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On behalf of all turtles that will benefit from your generosity we thank you in advance for your support!