About SEE Turtles
SEE Turtles was launched in 2008 as the world's first effort to protect these species through ecotourism. Since then, we have expanded to include educational programs, Billion Baby Turtles, and most recently the Too Rare To Wear campaign. Originally fiscally-sponsored by the Ocean Foundation and most recently Oceanic Society, SEE Turtles is now an independent 501c3 non-profit based in Beaverton, Oregon. All donations are tax deductible. Our EIN is 81-4325149 and our IRS confirmation letter can be downloaded here.
Our mission is to protect endangered turtles throughout Latin America and the world by supporting community-based conservation efforts through volunteer trips, school programs, and our Billion Baby Turtles and Too Rare To Wear initiatives.
SEE TURTLES PROGRAMS:
Since our launch, we have helped save sea turtles in many different ways:
- More than 1,000 people have visited turtle projects, supporting conservation and local communities.
- We have generated more than $800,000 in benefits for turtle conservation and local communities through tours, donations, and in-kind services.
- Billion Baby Turtles has saved more than 800,000 turtle hatchlings at conservation projects across Latin America.
- More than 500 volunteers have completed more than 3,500 work shifts at turtle projects.
- We have reached more than 10,000 students across the US and Latin America with our educational programs.
- We have launched Too Rare To Wear, a campaign to end the demand for turtleshell products in Latin America.
Upcoming Turtle Conservation Expeditions
Photos: Neil Ever Osborne, Brad Nahill/SEE Turtles, Solvin Zankl/Wild Wonders of Europe