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


November 10th, at the time of writing we are looking for two marine biologists  with turtle experience to run our 2015 turtle program. If you are interested please see website and apply to carlos@turtleprotection.org


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