A successful nesting season

For over 34 years, sea turtles arriving to nest in Careyes have been protected by Careyes residents and a dedicated team of locals.

Since 1983, the STPCC has released 1,259,029 newborn turtles and secured 18,345 nests from four different species (Olive Ridley, Black, Hawksbill, and Leatherback).

During this past season (July 2015 to June 2016), we protected the nests of 1,773 sea turtles on Playa Teopa. Because this population will only increase in the future, we are seeking to expand the STPCC facilities in Careyes to protect this new influx to ensure that these endangered sea turtles continue to have a safe place to nest.