Costa Rica Sea Turtle Conservation
Sea turtles have played vital roles in maintaining the health of the world’s oceans for more than 100 million years. These roles range from maintaining productive coral reef ecosystems to transporting essential nutrients from the oceans to beaches and coastal dunes.
Major changes have occurred in the oceans because sea turtles have been virtually eliminated from many areas of the globe. Commercial fishing, loss of nesting habitat, and climate change are among the human-caused threats pushing sea turtles towards extinction. As sea turtle populations decline, so does their ability to fulfill vital functions in ocean ecosystems.
Our oceans are unhealthy and under significant threat from overfishing, pollution, and climate change.
It is time for us to protect sea turtles and rebuild their populations to healthy levels as a vital step in ensuring healthy and resilient oceans for the future.
Your contribution will support the turtle conservation and hatching sanctuary programs of Cirenas, which exists to create transformative connections between people and the environment through education, research, integration, and innovation.
Cirenas occupies 4,700 acres on the Pacific Coast of the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica, a large portion of the Nicoya Peninsula’s most important and pristine watershed and coastal riparian habitat, including 3.5 kms of beautiful and desolate beaches.