The Eastern Pacific Hawksbill Initiative
(ICAPO) was formally established in July 2008 to promote recovery of hawksbill turtles in the eastern Pacific. As a
US 501(c)3 non-profit project administered through The Ocean Foundation, we consist of more than 50 individuals and organizations, experts in the field of hawksbill and sea turtle conservation,
hailing from every country in the eastern Pacific from the US to Peru. We fulfill our mission to protect and recover hawksbills
in the eastern Pacific by sharing information, raising awareness, formaing alliances, conducting research and initiating conservation.
This is achieved through close collaborations with coastal community members, scientists and policy makers throughout the
region. ICAPO has established numerous conservation projects, consolidated an important body of scientific literature, and
brought hawksbill turtles to the forefront of the marine conservation agenda in the eastern Pacific.
Please visit our Contacts page for more information on our individual representatives.
Contact us if you are
interested in sharing information or joining this grassroots conservation effort.