Tortugueros Las Playitas A.C.

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Pacific Leatherback Conservation!

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Your donation is enormously appreciated and will directly support Sea Turtle Conservation in Todos Santos and internationally through our Research, Nest Protection and Youth Education Programs.

Tortugueros Las Playitas A.C. is a Mexican "Asociacion Civil" or non-profit organization working under a permit issued by SEMARNAT Direccion General de Vida Silvestre.  All of our programs are possible through donations and hard working volunteers.

Donations can be made at BBVA Bancomer in Mexico to account # 0179861866 (account name: Tortugueros Las Playitas A.C.) or through Paypal below.

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Leatherback Hatchlings

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Incubation Greenhouse

Science Based Conservation:

Critically endangered Leatherback hatchlings (above) were incubated in our Sea Turtle Incubation Greenhouse.  The greenhouse was designed by Marine Biologist Elizabeth Gonzalez who investigated Leatherback incubation success in Baja California Sur.


The greenhouse was found to produce high quality hatchlings during winter months when incubation usually fails at this northern edge of the nesting region.   The Leatherback hatchlings were evaluated based on length, weight, vigor, stress levels, and gender, and were found to be equivalent to hatchling that incubated in naturally warmer climates further south in Mexico. Without the greenhouse, leatherback embryos die halfway through the incubation process due to cold winter temperatures in this region. The naturally occuring Leatherbacks in this region hatched during record hot years or very early in the nesting season (Sept-Oct) when temperatures were still warm enough. 

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Junior Marine Biologist

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!