NWF Moves to Protect Florida’s Sea Turtles

from Wildlife Promise

Stephen Colbert isn’t the only one who can put people on notice.

Today the National Wildlife Federation and Florida Wildlife Federation notified the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that we’ll be taking them to court. Why? FEMA has failed to protect endangered sea turtles from the impacts of its Federal Flood Insurance Program, which promotes development in critical sea turtle habitat.

Of all sea turtle nesting in the U.S., an incredible 90 percent takes place on Florida’s beaches. Those species include loggerhead, green, hawksbill, and leatherback turtles.

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