Learn About Sea Turtles
Explore the unique features of the seven species that have called our oceans home for the past 110 million years and learn about some of the issues that threaten their survival.
Sea Turtle Conservation
There are seven species of sea turtles that inhabit almost every ocean in the world and have been swimming in our waters for the past 110 million years, making these giant sea creatures one of the oldest living species on our planet. However, sea turtles are currently facing new and serious threats to their survival. Conservation efforts around the world are helping to protect their oceanic and nesting habitats to ensure that they will be around for the next 110 million years as well.
Learn about some of the amazing projects supporting sea turtle conservation around the world.
Nestled in on one of the numerous beaches along the expansive coastline, Playa Corozalito is one of many sea turtle conservation sites in Costa Rica. This site is important specifically for the Olive Ridley sea turtle, who nest on this beach during a synchronized event called the arribada, where hundreds of females come ashore in […]
In 2004, Care for Hedland began as a community-based turtle monitoring program to support the threatened flatback sea turtle that nests on the beaches of Port Hedland, Australia. This project is aimed to both raise awareness of the plight of the turtles as well as gain valuable knowledge about breeding patterns using non-invasive monitoring methods. […]
The Corcovado Foundation works in the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica and aims to increase environmental education, sustainable tourism and preserve and protect the local environment. Their Turtle Conservation Program is involved in the protection of sea turtles that nest on the beaches in Drake Bay. Their community based conservation initiative helps support the local […]
The RIESTER Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public non-profit that supports environmental conservation and protection around the world. The Foundation is dedicated to bettering our world through the preservation of natural resources and natural spaces.
The Foundation supplies funding each year to various projects and is a proud supporter of the sea turtle conservation projects of PRETOMA, a non-profit organization based in Costa Rica. The RIESTER Foundation and PRETOMA are dedicated to protecting important nesting habitats for sea turtles along the Corozalito beach in Northwestern Costa Rica.
Learn more about the RIESTER Foundation and PRETOMA by following the links below.
Learn how to make a difference in sea turtle conservation and do your part to save sea turtles around the world.