We are pleased to announce the transition of the SEE Turtles project to Ocean Revolution. SEE Turtles was conceived as a conservation tourism project in Ocean Conservancy's Marine Wildlife Program in April, 2007 and after a successful launch is now ready to take the next step. By transitioning SEE Turtles to Ocean Revolution, we will expand the international reach of the project, in line with Ocean Revolution's mission of inspiring people around the globe to take action to protect ocean wildlife. Brad Nahill will manage the project within Ocean Revolution, joining the organization full time in January, 2009. Dr. Wallace J. Nichols will continue to work with the project, advising on best practices, leading trips to partner sites and reaching out to the public through the media and speaking opportunities.
The last couple of months have been very successful ones for SEE Turtles. The project’s first organized trip to Baja California Sur is happening right now and will result in more than $6,000 raised for local partners. We have had media coverage on the blogs of National Geographic Traveler and the San Francisco Chronicle, and have started a new Facebook group that has grown quickly (you can sign up for the group here).
The SEE Turtles website URL (www.seeturtles.org) will remain the same and it will be transitioned to Ocean Revolution by the end of November. Once the transition is complete, we will continue our current activities, and look into new international markets to increase sea turtle conservation. We will also expand our outreach to ensure the success of the project. Please direct any questions to me at my new email firstname.lastname@example.org.