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GREAT NEWS: Proposal Will Protect Loggerhead Sea Turtle Habitat in Coastal Waters Off Six States


Animals  (tags: ecosystems, conservation, habitat, nature, oceans, wildlife, water, animals, wildanimals, protection, GoodNews, environment, ethics )

JL
- 504 days ago - oceana.org
After a lawsuit from Oceana and other groups, the government has just proposed to protect 36 areas of ocean habitat across six states for loggerhead turtles.For five years, the government has ignored petitions to protect these turtles, despite their stat



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Kit B. (276)
Friday August 2, 2013, 4:33 pm

This really is wonderful learn. I love it when all those phone calls, letters and petitions finally have some impact on the decisions made. A big thank you and hats-off to Oceana, the Center for Biological Diversity, and the Turtle Island Restoration Network, they have done the work that many of us individually could not do, but I think our efforts did help to kick-start this action.
 

Christeen Anderson (549)
Friday August 2, 2013, 5:09 pm
Thank you for sharing this good news.
 

Nicole W. (644)
Friday August 2, 2013, 5:14 pm
really great news, ty JL
 

JL A. (276)
Friday August 2, 2013, 5:19 pm
You are welcome Christeen and Nicole. I agree Kit--and learning about our successes really help keep us going on the efforts. You cannot currently send a star to Kit or Christeen or Nicole because you have done so within the last day.
 

Terry V. (30)
Friday August 2, 2013, 6:09 pm
FANTASTIC NEWS. THANK YOU!!!
 

JL A. (276)
Friday August 2, 2013, 6:19 pm
You are welcome Terry! You cannot currently send a star to Terry because you have done so within the last day.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 12:42 am
Noted , thanks .
 

Danuta Watola (1216)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 1:52 am
noted
 

Natasha Salgado (576)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 3:03 am
Thanks Jl 4 sharing this wonderful news with us! Finally...
 

Tanya W. (55)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 5:16 am
Noted and about time!!! Good news!!!
 

Susan B. (65)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 5:42 am
Excellent news!
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 6:15 am
good
 

Veronique L. (215)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 6:25 am
Good news, thanks JL!
 

Valerie H. (136)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 6:32 am
....SUPER....thanks for sharing with us
 

Frances Darcy (225)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 7:25 am
great news
 

JL A. (276)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 7:51 am
You are welcome Samirku, Natasha, Veronique and Valerie.
You cannot currently send a star to Natasha because you have done so within the last day.
 

Michael Kirkby (86)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 8:06 am
Noted & posted
 

JL A. (276)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 8:37 am
Thanks for posting Michael.
 

Sandi C. (238)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 8:51 am
thanks for posting.
 

June M. (109)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 10:36 am
thanks very much JL for sharing the good news ♥
 

Ravenna C. (20)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 12:16 pm
Great News!! Thanks!
 

Gabriella Serafino (96)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 12:22 pm
Thank Uuiuuuiiiiiiuuuuuui !
 

Inge Bjorkman (147)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 12:31 pm
Noted

Love
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 12:42 pm
Excellent
 

Aileen AWAY P. (37)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 1:08 pm
Great news! Thank you.
 

JL A. (276)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 1:14 pm
You are welcome Sandi, June, Ravenna, Gabriella and Aileen.
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Malgorzata Zmuda (184)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 1:14 pm
dzięki
 

cynthia B. (267)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 1:14 pm
YES!! Excellent news
 

JL A. (276)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 1:17 pm
FYI--dzieki translates as thanks

You are welcome Malgorzata.
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Twyla Sparks (208)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 1:42 pm
The best news I've heard in a while. :)
 

Joy McR (136)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 1:46 pm
Great news.. noted.
 

Susan B. (4)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 1:57 pm
Wonderful. I had to share this. Peace.
 

Betty Kelly (4)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 2:46 pm
Joy! Finally giving some protection for this endangered species.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 3:04 pm
Hooray! Good news for a fresh change!

Thank you JL!

It's one of those days when I sorely needed something good to read about. :-))

~L.
 

JL A. (276)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 3:06 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Lynn because you have done so within the last day.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 3:11 pm

Sending a Green Star is a simple way to say "Thank you"

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LOL...great minds... ;-)
 

Aud nordby (715)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 3:26 pm
N&S
 

PrimaAWAY B. (1278)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 6:14 pm
Good news ... Thank You for posting it. Appreciated!
 

GGmaSheila D. (169)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 6:20 pm
Kudos to Oceana, with the understanding this is a step in the right direction. The loggerheads will have protection at least in most nesting. They still need protection in feeding grounds.

Thank you for the good news - it's always welcome and apreciated.
 

GGmaSheila D. (169)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 6:22 pm
Couldn't send JL A a green star because I've done so within the last day...you earned it. Thanx.
 

Marie W. (67)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 9:15 pm
Good
 

D D. (102)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 9:52 pm
Great - thanks.
 

Hartson Doak (33)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 11:06 pm
Hey, isn't the US a Nation of laws and order? cough. Well, I guess this sue their asses to make them do what they are supposed to be doing.
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (394)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 11:39 pm
Great news! Thanks JL.
 

Rehana VN (0)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 1:12 am
Long overdue but a step in the right direction.Lets hope it gains momentum for all the right reasons.
 

Inge Bjorkman (147)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 1:26 am
a happy day today in the blueberry woods.

Love
 

linda newman (3372)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 5:02 am
great news
 

Kerstin Strobl (370)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 5:45 am
Really good news, thank you
 

Ben Oscarsito (354)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 5:45 am
Good news! (for a change...)
 

JL A. (276)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 7:53 am
You are welcome Prima, GGma, DD, Giana and Kerstin.
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Maria Barbosa (14)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 11:22 am
finally some good news! noted!
 
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