It is urgent to act for the conservation of sea turtles

Playa Preciosa is a key nesting ground for three endangered species of sea turtle found worldwide... The latter are in the process of extinction and the nests have many predators (dogs, wild animals and the man who consumes the eggs …). Tortugas Preciosas is a little nonprofit program dedicated to the conservation of sea turtles in the Osa Peninsula.  Our program is dedicated to protect these species. We achieve this goal by integrating conservation, research and education.

Our actions on playa Preciosa

Education

We believe that the best way to inspire future generations is to enable travelers, researchers and students from around the world to participate in conservation work. 

Another important part of the educational program is the community outreach. We focus in educating local communities and children at school about sea turtle and conservation.

Conservation

In our morning patrols we surveyed the beach early morning every day. All nests presents are located, GPS marked and subdequently monitored. When nests are located in a safe place we protect them covering with bamboo meshes (in situ) made by ourlseves, otherwise, we relocate them to our hatchery or to another safer sector in the beach. At the time of hatching, we protect small turtles from predators until they make it safe and sound to the ocean.

Research

On our night patrols we take biometric measumerements of every adult encountered. We also perform a health assessment, measure and mark turtles. 
 
All data is processed in data bases for further analysis along to other researchers, projects and universities.
 

First season

Since MAY, 2019
to JANUARY, 2020

293
PROTECTED NESTS
17
PROTECTED NESTS OF CAREYS
21281
baby turtles
82%

HATCHING SUCCESS

2nd season

Since MAY, 2020

0
PROTECTED NESTS
0
PROTECTED NESTS OF CAREYS
0
baby turtles
0%

HATCHING SUCCESS

How can you help us ?

Activities

Discover and support our project by participating in a night patrol or morning patrol or be part our hatchling release.
Two unique experiences.

Donate

Help us to go the extra mile! Constantly we need to renew our hatchery, get equipment and support locals to volunteer. Any contribution is highly appreciated.

Volunteer

Come help us on playa Preciosa. Participate in our research, awareness and protection actions for a week or longer. Any contribution is highly appreciated.

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Playa Preciosa in the Osa Peninsula is a key nesting ground for three endangered species of sea turtle found worldwide. Our program is dedicated to protect these species integrating conservation, research and education.

Hoy queremos desearle un Feliz Cumpleaños a nuestro amigo y colaborador Adonis Vargas. Su gran trabajo y espíritu por la conservación de las tortugas marinas de Osa es siempre una inspiración para seguir trabajando en conjunto por nuestras especies en peligro. ... See MoreSee Less

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𝗟𝗜𝗕𝗘𝗥𝗔𝗡𝗗𝗢 𝗘𝗦𝗣𝗘𝗥𝗔𝗡𝗭𝗔!
Liberar tortugas bebés siempre nos devuelve la esperanza en su conservación! Unete para tener esta experiencia con nosotros!
Gracias a nuestros amigos de Crocodile Bay Resort, Costa RicaResort por este video.
𝗥𝗘𝗟𝗘𝗔𝗦𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗛𝗢𝗣𝗘!
Releasing baby turtles to the ocean always bring back our hope for their conservation! Come join us fo this experience!
Thanks to our friends of Crocodile Bay Resort, Costa RicaResort for the lovely video.
𝗩𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗼 𝗽𝗼𝗿 Dennis Atencio Valverde OSA.Photography
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Dave Hamilton gracias por tu ayuda al proyecto en estos dos años y ser parte del equipo que todos los días sales para proteger a las tortugas. ... See MoreSee Less

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Un muy buen inicio de semana a todos!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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