The Leatherback Trust

TLT

Playa Grande, Costa Rica

Region Active

Central America

Non-profit

2000

Activity

Turtles, Protection of marine life

Description

The Leatherback Trust (TLT) is dedicated to saving the leatherback sea turtle. TLT’s mission is to promote the conservation of leatherbacks and other turtles at risk of extinction. They are involved in worldwide research and conservation of sea turtles as well as the education of local communities and policy makers. Their work includes protection of the nesting beaches at Las Baulas National Marine Park which hosts, among many other natural and cultural resources, the most important leatherback sea turtle nesting beaches in the entire Pacific Ocean.