Programa Restauracion de Tortugas Marinas
San José Province, Costa Rica
Pacific, Central America
Shark and Ray protection, Sustainable fishing, Marine conservation, Protection of endangered species, Education
Costa Rica-based Pretoma is a marine preservation group which speaks out against the country's role in the international shark fin trade. The International Shark Foundation has listed over two hundred shark species as endangered and Costa Rica has become a focal point for this cruel trade. The organisation also carries out research to help protect ocean resources and to encourage sustainable fisheries policies in the country and Central America. As part of their efforts, Pretoma organises year-round public awareness marine conservation campaigns as well as education programs in educational institutions in the country. Sea Turtle Restoration Project (STRP) is part of their programme.