Sea Turtle

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?

 
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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 a 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.

Research

We are collaborating with local partners internationally to conduct high-impact research projects

Conservation

Our activities are focused in areas that have the greatest impact for conservation

advocacy

Our work is informing management strategies

outreach

We collaborate with local communities for mutual growth and development in the name of ocean conservation

 
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Our Mission

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

Callie Veelenturf

Founder / Executive Director

Luis Paladines

Projects Coordinator - Ecuador

Amanda Rocafuerte

Country Coordinator - Ecuador

Blanca Verdesoto

Research Assistant - Ecuador

Leonardo Rodriguez

Research Associate - Ecuador

Marino Abrego

Research Associate - Panama

Founder/Director

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