Transparency & Donations FAQ

Where does my money go?

For Simplicity, we have made this Pie Chart to quickly get an understanding of our expenses. Please note that these numbers will not always be 100% correct(due to variation in fees).

How does Help4Nature save the turtles?

We work together with a talented & experienced non-profit company called SEE Turtles / seeturtles.org, to #savetheturtles. Together we save thousands of baby turtles, but all of this would not be possible without you!

SEE Turtles

We are donating to the Billion Baby Turtles Programm

The Billion Baby Turtles supports sea turtle conservation organizations that work to protect sea turtle hatchlings across Latin America. The funds go towards paying local residents to patrol important turtle nesting beaches, protecting turtles that come up to nest, and ensuring that the eggs are protected. Prioritizing nesting beach projects that protect the most endangered turtle species and populations, are newer (less than 5 years old) with less stable sources of funding, and those that more immediate threats like consumption of turtle eggs and meat and hunting.

Check out all Associates HERE

How Much Does SEE Turtles Keep For Administrative Costs?

They send at least 90% of donations to our partner nesting beaches. 10% goes to administrative costs like credit card processing fees and covering staff time.

Is Help4Nature really supporting SEE Turtles?

Yes, we proudly do! Please check SEE Turtles Sponsors HERE & our Pie Chart for more information about finances.

Why is it so important to save the turtles?

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Global Status

The world's seven sea turtle species are classified as follows according to the Red List of Threatened Species by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Leatherbacks: Vulnerable - Biggest threats are getting caught in fishing gear, consumption of their eggs, and plastic pollution.

Greens: Endangered - Biggest threats are consumption of their meat and eggs and unsustainable coastal development.

Loggerheads: Vulnerable - Biggest threat is bycatch from fishing.

Hawksbills: Critically Endangered - Biggest threat is the turtleshell trade.

Olive Ridleys: Vulnerable - Biggest threats are consumption of their eggs, getting caught in fishing gear, and unsustainable coastal development.

Kemp's Ridleys: Critically Endangered - Biggest threats are oil spills and coastal development.

Flatbacks: Data Deficient - Biggest threats are fishing, coastal development, and their eggs and meat being eaten.

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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