According to the IUCN Red List, a database of the world’s endangered species, here are the statuses of the world’s sea turtles.
Flatback: “Data Deficient”
Green sea turtle: Endangered
Hawksbill: Critically Endangered
Kemp’s Ridley: Critically Endangered
Leatherback: Critically Endangered
Olive Ridley: Vulnerable
The sea turtles are caught in shrimping vessels that use trawl nets that drown these poor creatures. The sea turtles die as the nets are not hauled in fast. Gill nets and dredging for oil also causes habitat destruction and injury to the animal.
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