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Generating scientific information and conducting on-the-ground conservation activities are not enough to guarantee the long-term protection of hawksbills or the habitats on which they depend – we need your help! Take action now to help us pressure national and international decision-makers to take concrete steps to ensure the continued survival of hawksbills in the eastern Pacific Ocean.

Current Campaigns

  • Gaos et al. 2017_Natal foraging philopatry

    October 16, 2017
    Natal foraging philopatry in eastern Pacific hawksbill turtles The complex processes involved with animal migration have long been a subject of biological interest, and broad-scale movement patterns of many marine turtle populations still remain unresolved. While it is widely accepted that once marine turtles reach sexual maturity they home to natal ...

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  • Llamas et al. 2017_Hawksbills foraging at Coiba, Panama

    August 5, 2017
    Distribution, size range and growth rates of hawksbill turtles at a major foraging ground in the eastern Pacific Ocean Hawksbill sea turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) inhabiting the eastern Pacific Ocean are one of the world’s most threatened marine turtle management units. Despite the fact that knowledge about the status of sea turtles at ...

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  • Gaos et al. 2017_Hawksbill nesting in the eastern Pacific

    August 5, 2017
    Living on the Edge: Hawksbill turtle nesting and conservation along the Eastern Pacific Rim Prior to 2007, efforts to monitor and conserve hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) in the eastern Pacific Ocean were opportunistic and records were virtually non-existent. The first abundance estimates were published in 2010, but contained limited data on the ...

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Past Campaigns

  • Save hawksbill turtles from blast fishing and nesting habitat loss in El Salvador

    May 15, 2013
    — ICAPO, EcoViva, Coordinadora del Bajo Lempa, ViVAZUL/Plant a Fish, Seaturtles.org (2013) Nearly 7,000 people of national and international origin urged the President of El Salvador, Mauricio Funes, and the Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to protect hawksbills and their habitat in the Bahia de Jiquilisco. In response to the petition, the ...

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  • Recommendations for the Management Plan of the Bahia de Jiquilisco, El Salvador

    December 15, 2012
    — ICAPO, Fauna & Flora International (2012) ICAPO and FFI developed a list of comprehensive recommendations for the improved long-term management and conservation of hawksbills in the Bahia de Jiquilisco, which were delivered to the Ministry of the Environment for consideration. The Management Plan for the Bahia de Jiquilisco remains in ...

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  • Recommendations for the Management Plan of Estero Padre Ramos, Nicaragua

    September 15, 2012
    — Fauna & Flora International, ICAPO (2012) FFI and ICAPO developed extensive recommendations for the improved long-term management and conservation of hawksbills in Estero Padre Ramos, which were delivered to the Ministry of the Environment. The new management plan will offer increased protection for hawksbills in the area.

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