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WIDECAST: Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network, Inc. Overview
Working through active partnerships in more than 40 nations, WIDECAST's goal is to realize a future where all inhabitants of the Wider Caribbean Region, human and sea turtle alike, can live together in balance. To this end, we provide Government and NGO stakeholders with updated information on the status of sea turtles, specific recommendations for their management and recovery, and a framework for effective collaboration among nations. WIDECAST is a Partner Organization to the UN Environment Programme in the Caribbean Region, providing a model for other regions to follow with regard to international collaboration in the protection of migratory marine species.
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I was a volunteer for Widecast for three weeks in September 2012. The work the organization does is incredibly useful for the preservation of the sea turtle population in that area of Costa Rica. In the time I was there, at least four grown turtles were saved from poachers, roughly 10 nests ...
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Let me be clear: the turtle work you will be involved in is incredible. I worked as a research assistant at the Pacuare Project from April-August 2012. I led night patrols, PIT-tagged and skin-tagged leathbacks and greens, collected eggs, relocated nests to the hatchery, etc. This work is ...
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