The Terrapin Nesting Project

Sponsored by the Sierra Club and partnered with the Turtle Conservancy

Email us at: ktortoises583@gmail.com

Text Kathy at: 215-495-2431

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Our Mission

       Our mission is to protect the Diamondback Terrapin species on Long Beach Island, New Jersey and the surrounding area. The Terrapin population has declined drastically in the past two dozen years due to many factors such as:

  • Predators such as crows, racoons, etc, raid their nests in order to eat the eggs

  • Houses and roads have taken over their nesting spots  

  • Humans have taken these animals from their natural habitats to either keep them as pets or to use them as food 

 

The Terrapin Nesting Project is working to rebuild the population of the Diamondback Terrapin and restore the balance of the ecosystem.