Dear Project of the Month Club Member,
This month, we’re kicking off summer beach trips by journeying to Curaçao, a remote Dutch Caribbean island known for its secluded beaches and expansive coral reefs rich with marine life. Each year, several endangered sea turtle species travel to this tropical haven to lay their eggs. Between June and September, up to 5,000 baby turtles will hatch—but in the face of dangerous predators, illegal poaching, and rising pollution, their survival is far from certain.
This is where our May Project of the Month, Friends of Sea Turtle Conservation Curaçao, comes in.
With programs ranging from public education to pollution reduction around nesting sites, this locally-led organization is working to ensure that the turtle mothers of Curaçao can nest safely for years to come—and that their hatchlings are able to make it to the surrounding ocean. By saving sea turtles from poaching and entanglement, as well as raising public support for conservation, Friends of Sea Turtle Conservation Curaçao is giving these endangered animals a chance to live long, healthy lives, and protecting overall marine biodiversity in the process.
To learn more about how Friends of Sea Turtle Conservation Curaçao is protecting our planet, one turtle at a time, check out their most recent report.
Thank you for your continued generosity and compassion!
GlobalGiving Interim CEO