Global Projects

Around the world people are doing their part to protect wild hermit crabs and their resources.

Seashell replenishment and replacement projects exist in Japan, American, Thailand.

Eco-tourism introduces a new opportunity for locals and tourists in Taiwan.

Make the Switch 4 Nature – Japan

Poster collage depicting land hermit crabs wearing pieces of garbage instead of shells.

Crustacean Plantation – Florida

A variety of seashells placed around a tree trunk

Mother of Crabs – Thailand

Green Island Hermit House – Taiwan

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Society Blog

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฆ€ Happy International Biodiversity Day! Today, let’s shine a spotlight on some of the smaller, often overlooked members of our ecosystem: land hermit crabs. ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿš Hermit crabs play a unique role in our coastal ecosystems. These fascinating creatures rely on empty seashells for their homes, providing a perfect example of natureโ€™s recycling system. However, their survival is becoming increasingly difficult due to human activities and environmental changes. ๐Ÿšฏ Many hermit crabs are facing deadly obstacles as they mistake plastic debris for potential homes. Tragically, these innocent searches often end with them being trapped in plastic bottles and unable to escape. Additionally, the rising shortage ofRead More →