Sea Turtle Conservation Project
Caring for this endangered species in Drake Bay, Costa Rica for 18 years
"Hello my name is Ricardo, owner of the Life for Life Sea Turtle project in Punta Rio Claro de Drake. I came to this place 44 years ago to surf with a friend in a time when there was absolutely nothing but nature and a few farmers. A job to take care of a farm called Marenco later became a Biological Station where I learned with some biologists to be a naturalist ... 20 years ago I felt motivated by the conservation of sea turtles since I found an exaggerated depredation towards this species from part of the neighbors in the area realizing that they sold the eggs to bars for money for the idea that they are an aphrodisiac.
From there I began to study how to rescue this species that is in danger of extinction.
... Over the years we wanted to undertake a more professional project for the amount of eggs we managed to rescue, at the moment we have 3 species Lora, Verde and Carey .. For which we make a great human effort to get up at 2:00 a.m. to go and rescue them before people steal them."
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To support our conservation project, we invite volunteers from all around the world to collaborate with us!