Billion Baby Turtles Partners
Billion Baby Turtles supports sea turtle conservation organizations that work to protect sea turtle hatchlings across Latin America. The funds go towards paying local residents to patrol important turtle nesting beaches, protecting turtles that come up to nest, and ensuring that the eggs are protected. With these partners doing the heavy lifting, we have helped save more than 1 million baby sea turtles at 17 nesting beaches in Latin America.
ProCosta/Eastern Pacific Hawksbill Initiative
Hawksbills living on the Pacific coast of the America's are one of the world's most endangered sea turtle populations. ProCosta (formerly ICAPO) is leading efforts to bring this turtle back from the brink at Jiquilisco Bay in El Salvador. To date, we have helped raise enough funds to protect 65,000 hawksbill hatchlings! Visit ICAPO's website for more information.
Sea Turtle Conservancy
Soropta Beach in Panama is an important leatherback turtle nesting beach. We have supported their work, which partners with local indigenous residents, since 2013 and have helped to save more than 50,000 hatchlings. Learn more here.
University of Michoacan
Colola Beach, Mexico, is the most important turtle nesting beach in the world for black sea turtles (a sub-species of green turtles). We have helped university researchers protect this beach since 2013 and our support has helped to save more than 600,000 hatchlings.
Las Tortugas Research Station
This leatherback turtle conservation project is based on the Central Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. For more than a decade, Costa Rican conservationist Stanley Rodriguez has worked to end egg poaching on a 3 mile stretch of beach. Learn more about Las Tortugas here.
Latin American Sea Turtles (LAST)
The mission of LAST is to improve the conservation status of the marine turtles in Costa Rica. To date, we have donated more than $5,000 to protect leatherback turtles along the Caribbean coast and sent dozens of volunteers to participate in their projects. Learn more about LAST on their website.
Ocean Spirits works to protect one of the largest leatherback turtle nesting beaches in the Caribbean. Our funds helped the organization to complete their 2017 nesting season research and conservation efforts. Learn more about this work on their website.
Photo credits: Neil Ever Osborne, Pro Peninsula, Michael Liles