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  • © Neil Ever Osborne

Padre Ramos

Padre Ramos is a mangrove estuary located on the Northwest Pacific coast of Nicaragua. An area of intense natural beauty, it has been protected as a nature reserve since 1983. The reserve consists of more than 28,000 hectares of mangrove, beaches, coral reefs, and coastal areas.  

This beach is one of the last two major nesting beaches for the Eastern Pacific population of hawksbill turtles. This area was only recently discovered by scientists and comprises almost half of all known hawksbill nesting in the region. 

The conservation program at Padre Ramos is managed by a partnership between Flora & Fauna International, ICAPO, and local community organizations. In 2010, more than 300 nests were protected and 25,000 hatchlings released. The turtle eggs are protected through an innovative program that pays local residents to collect the eggs and bring them to a protected hatchery.

SEE Turtles is helping to raise funds for this program. To date, we have raised more than $5,000, which has helped to save more than 10,000 hatchlings.  

For every dollar you donate, we can save 2 hatchlings and 100% of funds will be given to our partners. Learn more about this fundraising program here.

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Sunset over the Padre Ramos Estuary
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