Save a Sea Turtle!
Smith & Vandiver Turtle Rescue Project
Help save a Sea Turtle with the purchase of our Turtle Rescue Bath Fizzie! We work in cooperation with the SEE Turtles Organization and the Nicaraguan hatchery, Padre Ramos to rescue one turtle egg and nurture it to hatching with a donation from every Turtle Rescue Bath Fizzie sold. By purchasing our three pack you will help save 3 Sea Turtles!
Sea Turtle Threats
Six out of the seven sea turtle species are classified as threatened or endangered due to human actions and lifestyles. The biggest threats are from entanglements in fishing gear, poaching and illegal trade of eggs, meat and shells, coastal development, plastic and other marine debris, global warming, ocean pollution and turtle-shell trade. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species are classified as follows:
Critically Endangered: Species is considered to be facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild. Hawksbills and Kemp's Ridleys fall under this classification.
Endangered: Species is considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild. Greens fall under this classification.
Vulnerable: Species is considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild. Leatherbacks, Loggerheads and Olive Ridleys fall under this classification.
Data Deficient: Species that cannot be evaluated because of insufficient information. Flatbacks fall under this classification.
About SEE Turtles
About Padre Ramos, Nicaraguan Hatchery
A mangrove estuary located on the Northwest Pacific coast of Nicaragua. An area of intense natural beauty, it has been protected as a nature reserve since 1983. This beach is one of the last two major nesting beaches for the Eastern Pacific population of Hawksbill turtles. This nesting area was only recently discovered by scientists and comprises almost half of all known Hawksbill nesting in the region. Learn More
About our Turtle Rescue Bath Fizzie
Our bath fizzie is vegan, free of sulfates, parabens and synthetic fragrances, with no harsh or harmful ingredients. They’re a safe and fun bath-time treat with a purpose! As they dissolve in the bath, a turtle surprise “hatches” and floats to the surface. Will it be a Leatherback, Hawksbill, Green or Olive Ridley? Your children will want to collect all four varieties and you will save a sea turtle with every one you buy!
Learn about the turtle that “hatched” in your bath by visiting these links:
Enjoy the fizzies, but want to do more? Visit Help Save Turtles for the steps you can start taking to protect Sea Turtles and the environment.
The female Park Rangers protecting turtles from traffickers in Nicaragua by Monica Pelliccia, December 21, 2018
Illustrations by Roger Hall
We would like to thank scientific Illustrator Roger Hall for use of his beautiful turtle Illustrations http://www.inkart.net