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What do we want to achieve?


"Sea turtles flourish in the marine environment, providing multiple benefits to coastal communities throughout Latin America and the Caribbean."

"The recovery of key populations of sea turtles in the Eastern Pacific and Western Atlantic oceans."

"The significant reduction of threats to selected populations of sea turtles from the loss and degradation of their critical habitats, to unsustainable use and incidental capture in fisheries."
  • Save the critically endangered Pacific leatherbacks (Dermochelys coriacea) from extinction
  • Ensure the recovery of Western Atlantic leatherbacks (Dermochelys coriacea)
  • To maintain Caribbean hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) genetic diversity and secure their recovery
  • Ensure the recovery of the Eastern Pacific green turtle (Ch. mydas agassizi)
  • Promote non-extractive uses of sea turtles that improve life quality of coastal communities
  • Ensure that extractive uses are sustainable and allow the recovery of the species

Our strategy

1. The needs of human as well as wildlife are taken into account.
2. The slogan for curbing over-exploitation is "Turtles are worth more alive than dead".
3. Conservation activities are based on scientific knowledge.
4. Objectives are achieved through teamwork with partners and specialists.
5. Case studies feed-back as conservation models into future actions with lessons learned.
6. Horizontal transfer of best practices is stimulated by promoting encounters among peers.
7. Alliances and coordination with stakeholders are a requirement for undertaking the challenge of conservation.
8. We intervene at various levels, supporting local, national and international initiatives, from a regional perspective.
9. The plan responds with dynamism and flexibility to emerging threats and opportunities.
10. The plan's activities are evaluated using indicators of success, achievement and performance.