Mr. Friendly Goes Home from WildAid on Vimeo.

Endangered sea turtles are threatened by a myriad of human activities, from ocean trash to poaching for their meat and eggs. Thankfully, Mr. Friendly was rescued by Machalilla marine rangers in Ecuador, who immediately brought him to the nearby wildlife hospital – the only facility of its kind and one of our partners. After two whole years of treatment and rehabilitation, Mr. Friendly was released back to the wild.

To learn more about how we’re redoubling our efforts to protect sea turtles around the world, visit our new Sea Turtle Program.

If you didn’t have the chance, a donation today would still mean the world to Mr. Friendly. 

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WildAid is a non-profit organization with a mission to end the illegal wildlife trade in our lifetimes. While most wildlife conservation groups focus on protecting animals from poaching, WildAid primarily works to reduce global consumption of wildlife products such as elephant ivory, rhino horn and shark fin soup. With an unrivaled portfolio of celebrity ambassadors and a global network of media partners, WildAid leverages more than $218 million in annual pro-bono media support with a simple message: When the Buying Stops, the Killing Can Too. 

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