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.

𝗗Í𝗔 𝗗𝗘 𝗟𝗔 𝗧𝗢𝗥𝗧𝗨𝗚𝗔 𝗟𝗢𝗥𝗔Dentro de la semana de las tortugas marinas, hoy es el día de una de las especies mas comunes anidando en playa Preciosa, la #tortugaloraCada año tenemos alrededor de 400 nidos de esta especie. Sus poblaciones están considerada vulnerables según la lista roja de la IUCN. Afortunadamente, nuestra presencia en estas playas ha reducido las amenazas antropogénicas como el robo de nidos, la depredación por perros, así como la pérdida de nidos por el incremento del nivel del mar. Gracias a todos ustedes, juntos seguimos en la lucha!!!𝗢𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘 𝗥𝗜𝗗𝗟𝗘𝗬 𝗗𝗔𝗬Within the week of the sea turtles, today is the day of one of the most common species nesting in Playa Preciosa, the #oliveridleyEvery year we have around 400 nests of this species. Their populations are considered vulnerable according to the IUCN red list. Fortunately, our presence on these beaches has reduced anthropogenic threats such as nest theft, predation by dogs, as well as the loss of nests due to rising sea levels. Thanks to all of you, together we continue in the fight !!!Amazon Conservation TeamAdonis Vargas Max Villalobos Max Ponce Aguilar Juan Carlos Cruz#reducewaste #seaturtles #seaturtleconservation #noplastic #SeaTurtleWeek #tortugamarina #oliveridleyday #threatenedspecies ... See MoreSee Less

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𝟱 𝗗𝗘 𝗝𝗨𝗡𝗜𝗢- 𝗗Í𝗔 𝗠𝗨𝗡𝗗𝗜𝗔𝗟 𝗗𝗘𝗟 𝗠𝗘𝗗𝗜𝗢 𝗔𝗠𝗕𝗜𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗘..Nuestra vida en la tierra está grandemente ligada a la vida marina. Protegiendo las especies clave de los océanos, aseguramos la salud de sus ecosistemas y una buena relación con nuestra vida en tierra.Tortugas Preciosas de Osa y Amazon Conservation Team, de la mano de comunidades locales por la conservación de las especies de tortugas marinas de Osa.𝟱- 𝗪𝗢𝗥𝗟𝗗 𝗘𝗡𝗩𝗜𝗥𝗢𝗡𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗧 𝗗𝗔𝗬.Our life on land is closely linked to marine life. By protecting key species in the oceans, we ensure the health of their ecosystems and a good relationship with our life on land.Tortugas Preciosas de Osa and Amazon Conservation Team workin together with local communities for the conservation of Osa sea turtle species.#seaturtle #seaturtles #conservation #EspeciesEnPeligro #worldenvironmentday ... See MoreSee Less

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Did you know that tropical ecosystems like the #amazonrainforest harbor the greatest number of species in the world? 🌎🌱 Biodiversity refers to the variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat or ecosystem. Species such as the #hawksbill sea turtle (below) rely on rich #biodiversity for nourishment and safe living conditions. Damage to their habitat compromises their ability to eat, reproduce, and carry out their important role in marine and coastal #ecosystems. Due to illegal human activities and #climatechange, the Hawksbill sea turtle are #criticallyendangered according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. We are proud to support Tortugas Preciosas de Osa in their fight to protect the Hawksbill sea turtle. Visit their Instagram page Tortugas Preciosas de Osa to learn more about their work in #costarica. #Shellebrate #rainforest #IndigenousPeoples #indigenous #indigenousrights #savetheamazon #amazonia #indigenousland #conservation #climatechange #wildlife #nature #biodiversity #wildlifeconservation #wildlifeplanet #hawksbillseaturle #seaturtle #marinelife #savetheturtles #tortugasmarinas #endangeredspeciesDear friends! We are on the current volume of Paws Trail Magazine!Check us out!Queridos amigos!Estamos en la revista Paws Trail Magazine de este mes! Echenle un ojo!Amazon Conservation Teamwww.pawstrails.com/magazine/tortugas-preciosas-de-osa-costa-rica/ ... See MoreSee Less

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