Turtle Conservation in Costa Rica

WELCOME TO THE PACUARE NATURE RESERVE, a working reserve established in 1989 by the Endangered Wildlife Trust, a British registered charity. Its 1050 hectares of tropical rainforest on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica has a high concentration of wildlife and its 6kms of beach is the most important nesting site in the country for the giant Leatherback turtles.

The reserve welcomes all visitors to walk the trails and to join the night patrols together with biologists, field assistants and beach guards. There is accommodation to suit everyone, from school groups to individual volunteers or those looking for more privacy and comfort. We have active visitor programmes


Good news! We protected 537 Leatherback nests this year.  On 2013 the number was 454.

The jaguar was seen calmly crossing the main path at 3.00pm last Wednesday!


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