All five species of sea turtle found in Irish waters are included on the Internation Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species:


Leatherback Dermochelys coriacea – Vulnerable


Loggerhead Caretta caretta – Vulnerable

Hawksbill Eretmochelys imbricata – Critically Endangered

Kemp’s Ridley Lepidochelys kempii – Critically Endangered

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas – Endangered