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Help Sea Turtle community after Tropical Storm in Costa Rica!

Help Sea Turtle community after Tropical Storm in Costa Rica!

We need your help! The Team Tora Carey at El Jobo Guanacaste lost everything through the passage of Tropical Storm Nate in Costa Rica. Our fishing community is devastated, our two families the guardians of the nests lost everything they had including their homes, and our captain lost his family’s, subsistence, our “turtle boat”.El Jobo has opened its doors and helped us to take care of the turtles, today we need your help to restore the welfare of those who…

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First Steps: A Pilgrimage across the Sand

First Steps: A Pilgrimage across the Sand

Author: Kristen Sawyer National Geographic Student Expeditions Trip Leader, Costa Rica Community Service It all started with a baby turtle. I had never before held a baby turtle in my hands, its tiny fins pulling across my skin, as if it was churning up its own energy to embark on the longest journey of its short life thus far— surviving the sand, the threats of the water, and fighting for its right to live. I found myself here, on Playa…

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DAP the inspiring Carey Sea Turtle

DAP the inspiring Carey Sea Turtle

What a perfect ending today for the kid’s team “los Protectores del Medio Ambiente”. After 3 months studying the sea turtles of Punta Descartes, today was the last class for the kids. After the class we started the topic of responsible fishing at Manzanillo Beach. Suddenly, one of our researchers, Damien of Jobo community came out of the water with a juvenile Carey Turtle. A  short moment later, they were identifying, measuring and tagging our new friend: DPA (Damien and…

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Cleaning up Copal Beach: one more step towards Sea turtle conservation

Cleaning up Copal Beach: one more step towards Sea turtle conservation

Sea turtle conservation is an everyday task. Today, we went at Copal Beach with two future turtle biologist. They are part of the kids group Los Protectores del Medio Ambiente. The mission today was designing and creating wood board signs. The signs inform the public “Please do not release a sea turtle tangled on a fishing line or having an hook on its mouth, call …. or seek Mati for assistance” . Please do not release a sea turtle tangled…

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Pirricho the Hawksbill’s Rescue

Pirricho the Hawksbill’s Rescue

On June 13, Marlon, a key member of the ETC monitoring team, found a Hawksbill sea turtle (53 cm in length) while diving. The Hawksbill had been found a month prior with a fishing line constricting its left flipper. This prevented the sea turtle from moving properly. In addition, there was also a fishing line coming from its mouth. This indicated the presence of a hook, possibly in the throat. Marlon was able to cut out the line that was…

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Tiempo de limpieza de Playa Manzanillo!

Tiempo de limpieza de Playa Manzanillo!

Una vez por semana vamos a limpiar Playa Manzanillo o Playa el Jobo y sus arrecifes. Esta accion consiste en recoger todos los desechos grandes o pequeños. Es difícil imaginar la diversidad de desechos que se encuentran en las playas o sus aguas. En ocaciones nos encontramos refrigeradoras o partes de ellas como puertas que los niños usan como tabla de boogy y dejan botadas en las playas. El día de hoy limpiamos Playa Manzanillo con los Protectores del Ambiente;…

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Animals of Channel 8 (France) visit ETC!

Animals of Channel 8 (France) visit ETC!

Over the last two days, Equipo Tora Carey (ETC) hosted a French TV program concerning the relation between wildlife and human beings – especially children. The name of this TV show is “Les animaux de la 8” (The Animals of Channel 8). We started Tuesday, May 30th with an interview about the scientific work of ETC with the rays of Bahia Cuajiniquil and Bahia Salinas, and also the environmental connection and knowledge that the kids of “Los Protectores del Medio…

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Los Protectores del Ambiente del Equipo Tora Carey

Los Protectores del Ambiente del Equipo Tora Carey

En noviembre del 2016 el Equipo Tora Carey comenzó a su programa de educación ambiental dirigido a los niños del pueblo pesquero El Jobo. Estos cursos empezaron con una introducción al cuido de las tortugas marinas de la región. Dentro de los temas trabajados fue la concientización de los diferentes tipos contaminación que existe. Del mismo modo se relaciono la contaminación con el impacto humano sobre la sobrevivencia de estas especies. Estas actividades educativas han sido sumamente exitosas. Al dia de…

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