Record-Breaking Year for Cape Hatteras Sea Turtles

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Green Sea Turtle, © Robert Wintner DPC

Not long ago, off-road vehicles were a serious threat to nesting shorebirds and sea turtles at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. It took a long-term effort from Defenders and our advocates to put new rules in place to make the beach safe for these endangered animals. And this year, that effort is paying off in spades.

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore is one of our nation’s treasures. It’s a place where people can enjoy the beach and wildlife can safely live and raise their young. But it wasn’t always this way.