Apply to Join

Sea Turtle Emergency Fund

by SEE Turtles
Play Video
Sea Turtle Emergency Fund
Sea Turtle Emergency Fund
Sea Turtle Emergency Fund
Sea Turtle Emergency Fund
Sea Turtle Emergency Fund
Sea Turtle Emergency Fund
Sea Turtle Emergency Fund
Sea Turtle Emergency Fund
Sea Turtle Emergency Fund

Summary

Sea turtle projects around the world have been impacted by the pandemic. The loss of income and help covering nesting beaches from international volunteers and travelers with increased desperation for food and income is resulting in increased turtle egg collection and hunting. All funds donated after processing fees will go to this fund. We are able to save an average of 10 hatchlings for every dollar donated. Funds will support urgent needs in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Venezuela and elsewhere.

$7,000
total goal
$145
remaining
40
donors
2
monthly donors
27
days

Challenge

Six of seven species of sea turtles are threatened or endangered due to harvest of their eggs, hunting of their meat and shells, entanglement in fishing gear, and other threats. While collecting and selling eggs is illegal in most countries, many places still have a black market for the eggs and some local residents continue collecting them. The pandemic has only worsened this situation and we are receiving urgent appeals for help from community-based projects around the world.

Solution

When we protect nesting beaches and get hatchlings into the water, sea turtles can rebound. Our funds help local organizations hire local staff, benefitting the community and the turtles. Our funds also help build hatcheries to keep the nests safe and purchase important equipment. We work with more than 20 organizations around the world to protect the most vulnerable beaches. These funds will go to projects with urgent needs to help keep people on the nesting beaches.

Long-Term Impact

Protecting sea turtles requires patience. It can take 20+ years for a beach to start seeing an increase in nesting after conservation efforts begin. But once they do, recovery can come quickly. Colola Beach, Mexico, one of our long-term partners, has increased from 500 nests in 1999 to more than 45,000 now. With our help, partners in El Salvador and Nicaragua have saved nearly all of the critically endangered hawksbill nests at two sites for the past 8 years.

Resources

https:/​/​www.seeturtles.org/​
SEE Turtles website
Billion Baby Turtles Program
Our Track Record

Organization Information

SEE Turtles

Location: Beaverton, OR - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @SEEturtles
Project Leader:
Brad Nahill
Beaverton, OR United States

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.