News Bulletin December 2014
We are pleased to end the year by sharing with you our bulletin full of the latest activities and achievements of LAST/WIDECAST and look forward to working together over the next year as we move forward in achieving our goal to protect and conserve sea turtles in Latin America.
As you all know, WIDECAST in Costa Rica is working towards a better future for the conservation of the Sea Turtles. This year is no different!
Pacuare, Moín and Cahuita sea turtle nesting beaches have been monitored and protected on the Caribbean coast. We are also con-tinuing our work in the Osa Peninsula, Playa Blanca at the Pacific coast, where 2010 we found a foraging area of Green Pacific turtles and Hawksbills in the Dulce Gulf.
This Leatherback season on the Caribbean coast was quite a remar-kable year with a lot of happenings, ups and downs and a lot of vo-lunteers! Find out how many nests were protected! Read more about our Pacuare Project and our Moín Partner-Project!
Our Rescue and Rehabilitation centers in Pacuare and Osa have been ready for use, and not in vain! Find out more about our pa-tients and work that is related with it!
We haven’t just been working with the sea turtles directly. One of our interests is also environmental education, public awareness, improvement of the marine ecosistems and alliances with other sta-keholders, since nature is everybody’s responsibility! Read more about our Binational Project and San San Beach in Panamá
Programs & Projects shortly
WIDECAST Costa Rica is currently working on both coasts of Costa Ri-ca. On the Pacific coast, our work focuses on the Dulce Gulf area in the south. There, we are working on three different beaches. In Sombrero and Platanares Beaches the work mainly concentrates on Nesting Monitoring and Protection activities of Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) and Eastern Pacific Green turtles (Chelonia mydas). Also, these two beaches are being included in our multinational project, in the monitoring of climate change impacts on sea turtle nesting beaches. In Blanca Beach we opened our Rescue Center, where we treat, rehabilitate and finally release injured or sick sea turtles. We are also working on an In-Water study, as well we work on a Mangrove reforestation program in Blanca Beach