January 21, 2015

Climate Change Threatens 30 Years of Sea Turtle Conservation Success

A new University of Central Florida study is sounding the alarm about climate change and its potential impact on more than 30 years of conservation efforts to keep sea turtles around for the next generation.

Climate change is causing sea-level rise, and how coastal communities react to that rise could have dire consequences for sea turtles and other wildlife that rely on an unobstructed beach for survival.  That’s the conclusion of a University of Central Florida study recently published in Chelonian Conservation and Biology.