Sea Turtle Conservation at the Tortugario el Banco
Sea Turtle Conservation
Working with Asociación Fundaselva de Guatemala, Indigo Expeditions has initiated an exciting sea turtle conservation project on the Pacific Coast. Collaborating with the community of El Banco at the tortugario or turtle sanctuary, our research includes monitoring populations of Olive Ridley sea turtles, as well as green sea turtles and leatherback sea turtles in this area of the Pacific coast of Guatemala.
During the survey season volunteer researchers will carry out monitoring to assess the status of three species of endangered sea turtles. All sea turtles suffer from hunting pressure and habitat degradation, and of particular concern is the health of foraging areas and nesting beaches and consequently the effect on the turtle populations.
Opportunities for sea turtle monitoring start in 2017