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.
 

RESULTS 2019

293
PROTECTED NESTS ON BEACH
17
PROTECTED NESTS OF CAREYS
21281
baby turtles released
82%

HATCHING SUCCESS

RESULTS 2020

88
PROTECTED NESTS ON BEACH
278
PROTECTED NESTS ON VIVERO
42
PROTECTED NESTS OF CAREYS
21522
baby turtles released
85%

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.

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