Recovery Plan for U.S. Pacific Populations of the Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas)

January 12, 1998

This recovery plan serves as a road map for green sea turtle recovery in the U.S. Pacific—the plan outlines the path and tasks required to restore and secure self-sustaining wild populations.

The green turtle is listed as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) throughout its Pacific Range, except for the endangered population nesting on the Pacific coast of Mexico which is covered under the Recovery Plan for the East Pacific green turtle. In reviewing this species’ current status, the Recovery Team found that, outside of Hawaii, the green turtle populations have seriously declined and should probably be classified as Endangered. The recovery goal is to delist the species.

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 08/03/2018

Sea Turtles Endangered Species Recovery