THE TIME FOR ACTION IS NOW
More than any other time in history, society understands the ways in which we are altering the planet's natural systems and the composition of biodiversity of life on earth. We have a responsibility to act. Out of the 7 subpopulations of the leatherback sea turtle, 4 are critically endangered, 1 is endangered and 2 are data deficient. The Leatherback Project exists to combat the environmental crisis with a specific focus on leatherback conservation and ocean health
Will you join us in protecting this ancient reptile?
Extinction is FOREVER
The Leatherback Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of the massive leatherback sea turtle throughout its global range through research, education and advocacy initiatives aimed at mitigating fisheries bycatch, reducing plastic pollution and combating climate change. As sea turtles are flagship species, by studying them and the threats facing their survival, we can open the doors to conversations about the biggest threats facing our oceans today.
We are collaborating with local partners internationally to conduct high-impact research projects
Our activities are focused in areas that have the greatest impact for conservation
Restored balance, decreased anthropogenic pressures on overexploited resources and a sustainable future for the world’s ocean ecosystems and coastal habitats, allowing for the recovery of endangered wildlife, like the leatherback sea turtle.
Meet the Team
Founder / Executive Director
Projects Coordinator - Manabi, Ecuador
Country Coordinator - Ecuador
Projects Coordinator - Salinas, Ecuador
Research Associate - Ecuador
Research Associate - Panama