Environmental Conservation with a Special Interest in Sea
Todos Santos, Las Playitas y Agua
Blanca, B.C.S., Mexico
Thank you for your donation!
Our mission is to protect, conserve and replenish the fragile marine eco-systems
of Baja California Sur, Mexico. We place a special emphasis on Endangered Sea Turtle population recovery, habitat
protection and environmental education in Todos Santos, Las Playitas and Agua Blanca. With the support of our dedicated,
hard working volunteers, and the generous donations of our sponsors there is hope to restore eco-systems and better
balance our Pacific Ocean!
Leatherback Protection and Incubation Enhancement
. Agua Blanca has been identified as
an important nesting site of the Pacific Leatherback by National Sea Turtle Coordinator, Laura Sarti. Plus, according
to the IUCN (Internacional Union for Conservation of Nature), the recovery of the depleted Pacific Leatherback population
requires "enhancing hatching success," and "full protection of all nesting
Our project and special Incubation
Greenhouse are doing just that! We patrol this important nesting site every night throughout the nesting season (October
- April). All Leatherback nests are moved into a specially designed Incubation Greenhouse where hatching success is greatly
improved by elevating the sand temperatures. Without the greenhouse, Leatherback nests in this region fail
to incubate, or produce very few hatchlings.
volunteers run the nightly patrols relocating nests, monitor the nursery, organize beach clean-ups, and educate
school-aged children, fishermen and residents on environmental conservation, sea turtle biology, the management of the
greenhouse, and water safety.
One small Miralce at a Time.................
Leatherback hatchlings incubated in the Invernadero (greenhouse)
In Memory of Darren Sage:
Tortugueros Las Playitas would like to recognize Darren Sage and
Family as Sponsors of the 2011 Nesting Season. Muchas gracias for your support.
Our philosophy is that Environmental Advocates love the ocean and environment because of our positive experiences that have
bonded us to them. Help us give positive environmental experiences to young people by sponsoring one of our Education Programs!