Threats to the Hawksbill Turtle
Other than ocean predators, Hawksbill turtles are critically endangered mainly due to human impact.
The cruel tortoiseshell trade has existed since ancient Egyptian times and unfortunately, in some parts of the world, turtles are still consumed as food, including their precious eggs.
Coastal development also contributes to their habitat loss as they have less places to nest.
Of course, due to climate change, the death of many coral reefs is detrimental to sea turtles as this is where they find their main source of food.