Tambor Bay Turtles
Tambor, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Turtles, Protection of marine life, Conservation volunteering, Ecotourism
TBT protects the local sea turtle population through education and intervention of nest poaching. In line with its mission – to protect the remaining sea turtles and grow the population – TBT have established a sea turtle egg hatchery. By taking the eggs from the nests on the beaches and hatching them in a hatchery, TBT is able to increase the initial survival rate of the eggs dramatically, from less than 10 percent to over 80 percent. Ecotourism is part of their strategy, involving volunteers in the conservation process.