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A Letter to the Society Regarding Racial Injustice

The International Sea Turtle Society joins other conservation and environmental organizations in condemning racial injustice globally.  We reaffirm our commitment to equality and ensuring we are an inclusive Society.  Our organization draws strength from a Membership with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives that inform our discussions, decisions, and actions. 

All people who share our vision of a global network of diverse peoples, professions and cultures sharing knowledge, ideas and inspiration to ensure healthy sea turtle populations worldwide are welcome in the ISTS. Our expectations that Members demonstrate respect and consideration for others are outlined in the ISTS Code of Conduct.

Discrimination or prejudice on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual preference, physical ability, or other personal characteristics is antithetical to the values of the ISTS.