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Costa Careyes, Mexico

Hosting the most hawksbill nesting along the Mexican Pacific.

Located on the central Pacific Coast of Mexico, in the state of Jalisco, Costa Careyes is an important site for both nesting and foraging hawksbills. The area is composed of several small bays that combined can receive as many as 15 nests in a season. The project focuses on protecting these nests and ensuring hatchlings make it safely to the sea.


  • Monitor several separate beaches for nesting activity.
  • Protect important numbers of hawksbill nests.
  • Collect data on nesting females.

Conservation strategies used by this project site:

Nesting Beach Conservation

In-water Monitoring

Outreach and Education

Implementing Organization

  • Centro de Protección y Conservación de Tortugas Marinas Playa Teopa (CPyCTMPT)

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