We've got some news and we are THRILLED!

We’ve got some exciting news!  We did it!! CITES voted in favor of our proposal! Thank you to everyone who has helped us to get the message out about these amazing creatures. More info coming as soon as we get it..

The United States submitted a proposal to protect all chambered nautiluses under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The 17th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP17) to CITES was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, September 24 – October 5, 2016. At this meeting, the decision was made to protect these amazing creatures!

Ways to Get Involved & Take Action

Humans have wiped out many amazing species including the Java tiger, the dodo bird, the passenger pigeon, the cape lion, the quagga zebra, among many more. Let’s not lose the Nautilus after it has survived for so long, adapting to climate change, avoiding predators, and finding food.

Please share our site with your friends & family! It’s amazing what change can happen by just talking about something. Most people aren’t aware of the nautilus species or the problems it is facing. Tell your friends and family that the nautilus is endangered!

Write Letters

Write letters to nautilus sellers and tell them to STOP selling nautilus shells. We’ve put together a sample letter that you can download and use as well as a listing of some sellers.

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We are a 501-C3 NON-PROFIT- which means your donations are tax deductible. All funds we raise go to Dr. Ward’s research which relies on volunteer efforts to cover costs.

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You can buy a nautilus bumper sticker, notecards, or t-shirt (and wear it!), and tell everyone you know to stop the senseless killing of these amazing living fossils.

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Save The Nautilus was started by 11-year-old Josiah Utsch & with help from his friend Ridgely Kelly.Our Mission is to raise awareness about the nautilus and its precarious future. Learn more about us here.

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