Our Mission

Upwell's mission is to protect endangered sea turtles by reducing threats at sea, including fisheries, ship strikes, pollution, climate change and other detrimental human activities.

Nearly all sea turtle species worldwide are threatened or endangered. Conservationists have successfully protected many nesting beaches, but fewer females return to nest when populations decline due to high mortality at sea. Upwell mobilizes key constituencies and applies new technologies to improve protections for sea turtles where they spend most of their lives: in the ocean.

Photo Credit: Jeremy Bishop