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Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy
Caribbean Conservation Corporation
4424 NW 13th Street Suite A1
Gainesville, FL 32609
United States
Phone: 800/ 678-7853
It is the mission of the Caribbean Conservation Corporation to ensure the survival of sea turtles within the Wider Caribbean basin and Atlantic through research, education, training, advocacy and the protection of the natural habitats upon which they depend.

CCC is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization based in Florida with offices and projects in several other locations. It is the oldest and most accomplished sea turtle organization in the world, and since its founding in 1959, CCC’s work has greatly improved the survival outlook for several species of sea turtles.

CCC, founded by Dr. Archie Carr and others, has as its mission the protection of sea turtles and the habitats upon which they depend. To achieve its mission, CCC uses research, habitat protection, public education, community outreach, networking and advocacy as its basic tools. These tools are applied in both international and domestic programs focusing on geographic areas that are globally important to sea turtle survival.

Why Sea Turtles:

CCC has chosen sea turtles as the focus of its conservation efforts in part because these ancient creatures are among the most important indicators of the health of the world’s marine and coastal ecosystems. CCC believes that whether sea turtles ultimately vanish from the planet or whether they remain a wild and thriving part of the natural world, will speak volumes about both the general health of the planet and the ability of humans to sustainably coexist with the diversity of life on Earth.


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