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Keyword(s): "Dermochelys coriacea"

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Decline of Leatherback Populations (Dermochelys coriacea) in the American Pacific

Pacific populations of Dermochelys coriacea, also known as the leatherback turtle, are critically endangered. The number of nestings has dropped alarmingly in recent years and some believe that existing populations are about to disappear. In light of...

Sea Turtle Conservation Program on the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

The Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network’s (WIDECAST) Sea Turtle Conservation Program in Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula works to protect, research, and provide environmental education about sea turtle nesting beaches, using the beaches of Puer...

Sea Turtle and Mangrove Conservation in Hawaii, Guatemala

Asociación de Rescate y Conservación de Vida Silvestre (ARCAS) aims to protect endangered olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) and leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) sea turtles nesting in the Hawaii area on the Pacific coast of Guatemala by focusin...

Sea Turtle Ecology Program

Ecology Project International’s (EPI) sea turtle ecology program engages local and visiting youth in the monitoring and protection of nesting leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea). Students work with researchers to collect scientific data, whic...

Community Management of Sea Turtles in Gandoca, Costa Rica

Asociación Microempresarial de Productoras Agropecuarias de Gandoca (ASOMIPAG) and Fundación Tierra Ibérica (FTI) work with communities in the southern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica to protect and preserve three species of sea turtles that are listed...

Leatherback Conservation on the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua

Nicaragua’s coastal waters host five species of vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered sea turtles. Of these, the Pacific leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) population has collapsed from tens of thousands of nesting females to less than 1,0...

Weaving for Nature

In the coastal areas of Central America, solid waste management is facing severe problems and trash often ends up in rivers and in the sea. Plastics comprise a major part of these wastes; some of the most commonly found articles in trash found on bea...

Caño Palma Biological Station, Costa Rica

The Canadian Organization for Tropical Education and Rainforest Conservation (COTERC) was founded in 1991 with the aim of supporting and administering the Caño Palma Biological Station in Costa Rica, located approximately 5 miles (8 kilometers) north...

Sea Turtle Conservation Program, Costa Rica

Through its Sea Turtle Conservation Program, the EcoTeach Foundation supports turtle nesting conservation projects on the beaches of Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast. Our partners are community-based, small budget projects focused on the leatherback tur...

Tapir's Path Biological Corridor

Asociación de Amigos de la Naturaleza del Pacífico Central y Sur (ASANA) in Costa Rica aims to restore habitat corridors along the coastal mountain range between the Grande de Terraba and Savegre Rivers in southern Costa Rica with the Tapir’s Path Bi...

Coastal Marine Management in the Osa Peninsula

Fundación Tierras Unidas Vecinales (United Neighborhood Lands Foundation, TUVA) has been promoting participatory research of marine resources in Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula since 1994. This includes support to the Asociación de Desarrollo y Conservaci...

Sea Turtle Conservation Program on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica

The Sea Turtle Conservation Program in Costa Rica is carried out in the country's Caribbean region and on the Pacific coast. Launched by Asociación Anai in the Caribbean, the program became part of the Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network...

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