Humans are the residents of the planet Earth. They are the dominant species on the planet and the main species that interacts with the Turtles throughout their adventures. For reasons unknown, a great number of mutants who were originally animals take on some common characteristics of Humans, such as opposable thumbs or a comparable level of intelligence.
Throughout the Turtles adventures the humans are in for a rude awakening when they discover that they aren't the only dominate creatures on the planet. There are also different alien life forms inhabiting the planet; the Utroms and Triceratons just to name a few. Of course there is the EPF preparing for an alien invasion; led by Agent Bishop and his ruthless army of black-ops commandos. They will exterminate any threat that poses to earth; however sometimes his methods of protection involve the harming of innocent lives. Such as in Bishop's gambit where he took the protection too far and he poses a threat to Earth itself. His army of Bishop clones pose a threat to humans as they will replace the current generation. Thankfully the turtles have destroyed Bishops lab and stopped the madness. The ironic thing is that Earth is constantly invaded by aliens yet the E.P.F that was supposed to be ready was caught off guard. That can of defeats the purpose of the organizations goal; luckily the turtles are always there to defend Earth from any sort of menace intergalactic or not.