Is the leatherback turtle endangered?



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    Yes, the leatherback sea turtle is considered endangered throughout their entire habitat range. They were added to the Federal Register in 1970. Their endangerment is considered to be caused by loss of suitable nesting land (females need “sandy nesting beaches backed with vegetation and sloped sufficiently so the crawl to dry sand is not too far”), pollution, reduced foraging habitat, incidental take by commercial fishing, and human consumption of meat and eggs,

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    Yes, the leatherback turtle is considered endangered by the federal government.  They make very long migrations though and come in contact with people from all different countries.  Conservation efforts are made in the US and are developing in other nations as well but still needs much work.

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