Mission: Seaturtlesforever is a dedicated to recovery of marine turtle stocks in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. We operate a research station on Punta Pargos in Costa Rica where we have turned 99% poaching of the area into 80% successful hatches. We run an educational program for 7 schools in our nesting area, and manage huge amounts of marine plastics debris that makes landfall in our nesting area every year. We have been at it for 8 years and collaborate with other Costa Rican NGOs and governmental agencias to develop a comprehensive management strategy for the area and instigate application of tactics and protocols necessary to create a holistic attempt at recovery of a critically endangered cohort of Chelonia Mydas ( Green) and Dermochelys Coreacea ( Leatherback) turtles. Go to youtube for films of our work --- seaturtlesforever.
Geographic areas served: North and Central America
I initally went to Costa Rica to do a short volunteer stint with sea turtle research. It turned out to be a life changing experience for me with several more trips planned in the future. I was treated great by the staff and enjoyed helping out both the sea turtles and locals that are intertwined in the struggle for survival on the beaches of the Pacific Ocean. This trip also helped envigorate my career in Oregon that was starting to wear me out. With one trip to Costa Rica, I have a new passion for my job in the states and more volunteer outings to look forward to with Sea Turtles Forever
RW, Corvallis, OR