Adopt a sea turtle for yourself or as a gift That helps
protect sea turtles and their habitats
Did you know that sea turtles can be uniquely identified by the distinctive scales on their face? ORP has one of the largest databases of identified sea turtles in the world! You can name and symbolically adopt one of these identified wild sea turtles from Kenya, Oman, the Maldives or the Seychelles. Alternatively, you can chose to adopt one of the turtle patients currently admitted to our Sea Turtle Rescue & Rehabilitation Centres to support their recovery. Your adoption will help protect this magnificent, yet endangered, species and safeguard our oceans.
Our Sea Turtle Adoption Programmes
Why You Should Support ORP & Sea Turtle Conservation
Your symbolic adoption of a sea turtle will support ORP’s mission to protect sea turtles and their habitats; six out of the remaining seven species of sea turtles are threatened with extinction according to the IUCN Red List. Oceans play a critical role in sustaining human life by providing essential resources such as food, freshwater, and oxygen. Therefore, preserving and protecting our oceans is crucial for the survival of our species. As a “keystone species”, sea turtles play a vital role in maintaining the health of the world’s ocean and marine ecosystems as prey, consumer, competitor, and host. If sea turtles become extinct, the whole marine ecosystem — the planet’s largest — will weaken. Unfortunately, sea turtles face many threats to their survival.
ORP takes a holistic and multi-faceted approach to sea turtle conservation, focusing on three main areas: rescue and rehabilitation, scientific research, and education and outreach. We currently have research bases in Kenya, Maldives, Oman, Pakistan and Seychelles. Our sea turtle veterinary team is based in the Maldives where we operate both a sea turtle rescue centre and a rehabilitation centre, with two more facilities under construction. You can read more about our impact here.
If you would like to get more involved, you can join us at the Rescue Centre as a volunteer and help us care for our turtle patients. If you would like to know more about sea turtles, check out our free online courses and sea turtle FAQ.
Thank you for your support!