We focus primarily on the conservation of sea turtles at Playa Guiones and Playa Pelada through basic monitoring of sea turtle nesting activity. We collect data on the location of nests laid, incidences of predation and poaching, and hatching events.
We also provide outreach and education within the local community and tourism industry by offering educational materials and talks to schools, hotels, and local businesses interested in learning about and participating in local sea turtle conservation efforts. Additionally, we engage the community in organized cleanup and outreach events to encourage their involvement.
After two years of monitoring, it is clear that the future of sea turtles at Playa Guiones is uncertain. We are now looking for funding and logistical support to build and hatchery and conduct nightly beach patrols to relocate nests into the hatchery for protection from the current threats of poaching and predation.
Our Educational Materials
TORTUGuiones creates educational materials in English and Spanish for use in many different types of settings.
Visit our dropbox folder for lesson plans, activities, and outreach campaign materials.
Other Useful Resources