EEvery dollar donated toward any one of these groups goes a long way towards ensuring that sea turtles
will continue to survive and eventually thrive thanks to the work of many dedicated and hard-working
individuals who, in some way or another, reflect Ila's legacy begun so long ago on a remote stretch of
beach on a barrier island located 3 miles from the Texas shoreline.
Since the mid-1960s when Ila first began her crusade to save sea turtles, much progress has been made and today awareness programs span the entire globe. However, there is still a long way to go before any of the sea turtle species can be removed from the Endangered Species List.