Amigos de las Tortugas Marinas

ATMAR

Emajagua, Maunabo 00707, Puerto Rico

Region Active

Caribbean

Non-profit

2001

Activity

Turtles, Marine conservation awareness and education

Description

ATMAR Inc. is a community organization in Puerto Rico with the mission to prevent the looting of sea turtle nests and the illegal hunting of sea turtles while they are nesting, and to offer educational services to the community about sea turtles, their habitat, and their protection. They are authorised by the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources to work with sea turtles that are species protected by law. The organization has an Educational Center - CEATMAR, with a mini-museum, conference room and rooms for volunteers and researchers.