Capacity building with local park rangers and pioneering research in an important feeding ground for adult hawksbills.
Tumbes National Mangrove Sanctuary in Peru is a known foraging ground for post-nesting female hawksbill turtles and the importance of the area is beginning to emerge. EcOceanica is conducting studies on the presence of sea turtles and their threats in collaboration with key stakeholders. Upcoming work includes a visual census to better quantify populations.
Conservation strategies used by this project site: