The Center’s conservation team serves as a regional and worldwide agent of ocean conservation. LMC’s Project SHIELD works to develop and implement multifaceted comprehensive conservation solutions to man-made threats facing sea turtles. LMC’s team provides proactive solutions to partners and stakeholders all over the world to establish global sea turtle conservation initiatives backed by in-house data. With over 90 conservation partners spread across six continents, LMC is dedicated to investigating and implementing conservation and pollution prevention initiatives to help protect threatened and endangered sea turtles. With an estimation of over eight million metric tons of plastic entering the ocean every year, pollution prevention is a top priority of LMC’s conservation initiatives. To combat plastic pollution, LMC regularly conducts on land and underwater cleanups, implements the Blue Table Restaurant Program, and hosts campaigns for Earth Day and World Oceans Day. The first of its kind, LMC’s Mobile Marine Debris Sorting Station, powered by Bank of America, helps the Center conduct remote beach cleanups and educate a wider audience about marine debris pollution. Routinely, our conservation team servers as an expert in actionable sustainability.

Loggerhead Marinelife Center created a new Conservation Committee to help LMC apply its unique sea turtle expertise to ocean conservation. It's mission is to enhance LMC’s standing, both regionally and world-wide, as an agent of ocean conservation through turtle protection and awareness. This Committee intends to apply LMC’s research to specific conservation goals, as well as convey the larger ocean conservation message to our visitors, students, and volunteers.