Seaturtle Conservation and Environmental Education

by Corcovado Foundation
Apr 22, 2013

Preparing the community for taking control

There are many ways to invest in the program
There are many ways to invest in the program

2013 marks a very important moment in the history of the Sea Turtle Conservation Program in Drake Bay. After eight years of working in partnership with the Corcovado Foundation, the community of conservationists in Drake Bay will take control of the program for themselves in December. It’s a very exciting moment for everyone but there is still much work to do, and we will rely upon private donations more than ever in order to equip the local staff with all of the infrastructure and materials that they will need in the future. Let’s give this hard-working community the very best shot at making their program work for years to come!


With the right infrastructure in place the program will continue to provide local jobs and attract ecotourism and talented volunteers to the area. Best of all, the program will continue to protect the population of nesting sea turtles from the threat of illegal poaching, while offering a socio-economic alternative for poor families within the community.


This season the staff and volunteers from the Foundation will be giving up their time to provide a series of special workshops and classes, and will help the local conservationist association (ACOTPRO) to improve their website and develop their own volunteer program. The training will also include workshops on data management, accounting, grant writing and volunteer coordination, and the program will continue to provide free English and computing classes for the community. With the employment of a dedicated local Coordinator, Accountant and Research Assistant during 2013, it is hoped that by the end of the season the association will be running the day-to-day operations of the sea turtle program, under the supervision of the Corcovado Foundation.


There are many ways in which you can donate to the program this year:


Make a general donation clicking on the ‘donation’ button on our GlobalGiving page.


Buy something specific from the list of materials required for 2013, or specify in what area of the program you would like your donation to be invested: Conservation, Community or Camp (see image). Simply make a donation using GlobalGiving and send an email to to state your preference.


Adopt a turtle at the Corcovado Foundation Sea Turtle Conservation Program by following this link:


Become a volunteer at the Corcovado Foundation Sea Turtle Conservation Program by following this link:


Donate by US Mobile Phone

Text GIVE 7861 to 80088 to donate $10 to Seaturtle Conservation and Environmental Education. Message and data rates may apply. Only works for US mobile phones.

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Many thanks for you generous support!


Best wishes from the Corcovado Foundation

  • Diane Cornish
    Diane Cornish I would like to adopt 2 turtles on behalf of my grandchildren and have the reports/updates go to them. How can I do this?
    • 3 years ago
    •  · 
  • Paige Creigh
    Paige Creigh Hello Diane, Thank you for your interest in adopting these sea turtles! Please see your email for more details about what we can do to help you set up this donation. Many Thanks, Paige CreighGlobalGiving.org202-232-5784
    • 3 years ago
    •  · 
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