Sea Turtle Threats

Worldwide, six of the seven sea turtle species are classified as threatened or endangered due to human actions and lifestyles. 

The biggest threats include:

 

Global Status

The world's seven sea turtle species are classified as follows according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species:

 

IUCN Definitions:

  • Critically Endangered: Species is considered to be facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

  • Endangered: Species is considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

  • Vulnerable: Species is considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

  • Data Deficient: Species that cannot be evaluated because of insufficient information.

 

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