OCEANS ALIVE CONSERVATION TRUST
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FUNDRAISER FOR TURTLE RESCUE, REHABILITATION AND RELEASE
Oceans Alive Conservation Trust supports the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sea turtles in Southern Africa and Globally.
In 2022 we were able to fund the rehabilitation and release of 20 sea turtles.
In 2023, we look forward to doing much more to help this endangered species.
The Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Release Program aims to rescue, care for, and ultimately, safely release all of the rescued sea turtles back into the ocean.
Nearly all species of sea turtle are now classified as endangered, with three of the seven existing species being critically endangered. They are killed for their eggs, meat, skin and shells. They also face habitat destruction and climate change has an impact on turtle nesting sites.
Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) and leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) sea turtles nest along the northern Kwa-Zulu Natal coast in summer, during which thousands of turtle hatchlings enter the warm and fast-flowing Agulhas current. Some of these hatchlings wash up onto Western Cape shores, usually compromised and quite weak, dehydrated, hyperthermic, and often full of barnacles, and severely affected by the intake of plastic and other pollutants.
Part of the rescue, rehabilitation and release program is turtle tagging. The turtle tagging project allows us to attach some satellite and/or acoustic sensor tracking devices to the turtles so that we can monitor all their movements around the ocean to learn about their behaviours and their habits and travels.
Oceans Alive is sponsoring a lot of these devices this year for scientific research purposes.
Every turtle rescued and released back into the ocean is in support of the survival of their species. The odds of a hatchling surviving to reproductive adulthood are roughly one in a 1,000.
With your help, 'stronger together', we will be able to improve the odds and help to rescue, rehabilitate and release many more turtles and ensure that our children and grandchildren will still get to witness these incredible animals nesting on our beaches and thriving in our oceans.
We thank you for donating towards this program.
A dedicated Oceans Alive Conservation Trust bank account was opened specifically to support donations for Oceans Alive Conservation Trust projects.
Subject to qualification, Corporate Social Responsibility donations may be awarded a SARS Section 18A Tax Certificate in South Africa.
Dedicated project bank account details for 'eft' payment contributions and donations.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Oceans Alive Conservation Trust
Account Number: 63022056518
Commercial Account Services
Branch Code: 210554
SWIFT Code: FIRNZAJJ
Oceans Alive Conservation Trust is a Registered Non-Profit and Public Benefit Organization
Non-Profit Organization Registration No. 2019/534595/08
Public Benefit Organization (Section 18A) Reference No. 930067816
Income Tax Reference No. 9443698197
VAT Registration No. 4160289023
CSD Supplier No. MAAA0968460
OCEANS ALIVE CONSERVATION TRUST
Caring for our Oceans and Coastal Environments through Research, Conservation, Protection, Community Awareness, Social Upliftment, Education and Global Action.
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