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Conservation efforts from around the world have contributed to the recent rise in sea turtle populations. Protecting beaches, regulating fishing, and the development of protected areas have played a large role in preserving the habitats of sea turtles in many locations.

However, there is still work that needs to be done! Sea turtles are a key component of the tourism product for many coastal destinations and can create good jobs for local communities. As travelers, we can also play our part in helping with the conservation efforts of sea turtles by respecting these majestic creatures and their natural habitat. We recommend following these essential rules:

* These guidelines were collected using resources and publications from WIDECAST.

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