Working to save sea turtles from extinction through research and conservation.
It is the mission of Sea Turtle Conservancy to ensure the survival of sea turtles within the Caribbean, Atlantic and Pacific through research, education, training, advocacy and protection of the natural habitats upon which they depend.
Over the course of nearly 60 years, Sea Turtle Conservancy’s research programs have yielded much of what is now known about sea turtles and the threats they face. The organisation is applying this knowledge to carry out the world’s most successful sea turtle protection and recovery programs.
A short travel documentary on Sea Turtle Conservancy's work in Tortuguero beach, Costa Rica. The film explores the intersection of community development, tourism and wildlife conservation in this unique part of the world.
To reduce illegal poaching of endangered leatherback turtles at Soropta Beach, Panama, through a rigorous monitoring and protection program overseen by Sea Turtle Conservancy and implemented by locally-trained indigenous community members.
The project aims to reduce illegal poaching of endangered leatherback and hawksbill turtles at Chiriqui Beach, Panama, through a rigorous monitoring and protection program overseen by Sea Turtle Conservancy and implemented by locally-trained indigenous community members.
Through this project, the Sea Turtle Conservancy will train aspiring conservation biologists from developing nations in the proper techniques for monitoring and protecting nesting sites in order to build capacity for sea turtle conservation in Latin America.
This project will support research and conservation efforts to reduce the impacts of climate change on sea turtle populations nesting in Bocas del Toro, Panama. The project also will provide field training opportunities for aspiring conservation biologists from developing nations in Latin America.
This project will collect information about nesting and migratory behaviours of critically endangered hawksbill sea turtles in the West Indies and use that information to conduct environmental education and stewardship-building programs that support sustainable eco-tourism.
This project enlisted the local community in a new sea turtle research and conservation program at a recently discovered nesting site in Bocas del Drago, Panama. Results included reductions in illegal poaching and dog predation, a study of the impacts of climate change, and educating the community about the importance and economic value of conservation.
The Sea Turtle Conservancy is working to save the Green Turtles which are in decline, working within the community of Tortuguero in Costa Rica to introduce eco-tourism as an alternative to the “consumptive use” of sea turtles for meat, eggs and shell. Funds raised through the Footprints Program will help fund the project’s research coordinators, research supplies and equipment, provide food for station staff and volunteers, gas for project boats, and supplies for community outreach and education activities.