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Mission Statement

Turtles Fly Too is a unique Environmental Conservation Program Turtles Fly Too’s mission is to coordinate and facilitate general aviation involvement in large scale stranded sea turtle relocation efforts. We coordinate with general aviation pilots to donate time, aircraft, fuel, and labor while leaving a lasting mark on endangered species rescue efforts. Our other mission is to educate students and other non-profit organizations about the importance of general aviation to our society and our sea turtle rescue operations. Participants are welcomed to explore a number of magnificently preserved specimens generously gifted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) while they learn about sea turtle migration patterns, what puts them at risk for stranding, and how to conserve their species.

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Its best to go to our web site and facebook pages. Another way is to google leslie weinstein sea turtles as there is numerous articles

www.turtlesflytoo.org https://www.facebook.com/turtlesflytoo/

Did you know 2014 turned out to be the largest rescue operation of an endangered species in the world? Every year in Cape Cod during the months of November 1 st to the end of December sea turtles become cold stunned. This is where the turtles become hypothermic and if not saved they perish. Unfortunately the most endangered sea turtle species of them all the Kemp’s Ridley is the largest percentage of turtles that become hypothermic and perish.

When people ask me is it worth it. I tell them the Kemp's Ridley is the most endangered. We do what we can to protect and save a species headed towards extinction. So what is the value? There is no value one can place on a species headed for extinction. The best we can do to prolong the existence of the species is to take measures to continue doing what we all do. The costs are insignificant.



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