Your adoption of Hector the turtle will help WWF to protect marine turtles around Australia.
About Hector the Green Turtle
Hector is a green turtle from Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
Hector's home is a world of indescribable colour. He glides through the most brilliant, sapphire-blue waters on earth, alive with fish of every fantastic shape and size.
In some parts of the Reef, turtles like Hector are being affected by the fibropapilloma (FP) virus, which may cause blindness, immobility, the obstruction of internal organs and death among young green turtles. The virus may be occurring because of pollutants from industry or pesticides washing into the Reef.
All of our turtle adopters "adopt" Hector so that we can share his ongoing story with you. We hope that by following Hector's progress on the Great Barrier Reef you can experience the challenges and successes involved in conserving this beautiful creature.