is not the Olympic Games, nor the Eurocup, it's the HAWKSBILL CUP!!!
September 10, 2012
After a barrage of goals,
the team from Estero Padre Ramos is beating the team from Bahia Jiquilisco with a score
The game isn't over yet however! Check the scorecard on the right hands side of the page from
details on each conservation goal!
Referree of the Hawksbill Cup
July 24, 2012
Esteemed fans of the cup,
anything we would like to congratulate Team EPR for a great game so far, and of course for their excellent hawksbill conservation
efforts! However, the question remains as to whether it will be enough to win the hawksbill cup trophy???
Although Team EPR would love for us to throw in the towel (surely due to the fear that we will surpass
them with our hatching success), we will never give up! We continue to fight and know that these final months of the Cup will
determine the winner of this amazing competition.
Great news about the recover of
the transmitter form Sandy Ajalin! I hope the apparatus works better during the second deployment.
We have yet to see hybrid hatchlings this season, but we have in past seasons in various nests. We alos took samples
of the dead hatchlings so it will be interesitng to know if they truly are hawksbill and green turtle hybrids.
Good luck to all and hooray for the hawksbills!!!
Julu 22, 2012
Ladies and gentlemen,
News from the Hawksbill Cup. The team from Nicaragua continues to work incessantly. With the silence
from the Jiquilisco team, there is a mounting amount of tension as to what the counterplay they are planning...or is it that
they have simply thrown in the towel???? I cannot be....
During this halftime we will
share some curious information:
Ajalin returned to nest and Luis Manzanares was able to recover the transmitter that was not working porperly.
2. In one
of the recently hatched nests there appear to be hybrids between hawksbill and green turtles. We will take samples of the
(dead) hatchlings that do not emerge for genetic analysis.
3. We are close to breaking our all time record
for protected nests, but nesting is beginning to decline...so...what is going to happen??? Dun dun dun
July 15, 2012
Goals through July
The wait is over... here are the most updated results, fresh
out of the oven:
The team from Estero Padre Ramos is beating the team from Bahia Jiquilisco with a score of
Check the scorecard on the right hands side of the page from details on each conservation
:) Referree of the Hawksbill Cup
June 09, 2012
Awaiting July results The month of August has begun and the teams continue their battle,
however, the results for Julio are not yet available. What is going on with the managers and coaches of these two teams?
Ref, please restore order on the field! The public has been behind
every score to date, but needs the final numbers from Julio to provide further support! We will know soon enough...
Ole, ole ole ole, hawksbill, turtle!!!
July 06, 2012
Goals through June (Referee announcement)Esteemed team member from EPR and BJ, as well as
general audience and public, it is time to bite your nails and pull you hair in anticipation.
Manglito (the Cup's mascot) yells:
Yes, after two months we have a deadlock and a tie score in the Cup!
Both teams have worked to their limits, confronting vicious mosquitos, intense
rains and tireless hours of walking night after night....and to make things even more emotional, each team has scored a total
of 5 goals. See the scoreboard to see the statistics on how the two teams are matchign up, leaving the score:
FIVE to FIVE
Team EPR one-upped team El Salvador by a score of 3 to 2, but it wasn't enough
to lead the entire game.
Things are yet to be
decided...we will let the hatchlings do their work during the upcoming rounds (after hatching) to help with the conservation
goals and their respective teams.
:) Hawksbill Cup Referee
June 28, 2012
June scoring summary
coming soon (Referee announcement)Two more days to generate
points for June so both teams are putting in overtime during the next 48 hours and getting their shirts sweaty! We anxiously
await the updated data to see where the two teams stand after two months of exciting play!
:) Hawksbill Cup Referee
June 28, 2012
to all the followers of the best cup in the world: THE HAWKSBILL CUP
The Cup is uniting El Salvador and Nicaragua in the conservaiton of the hawksbill turtle!!!
From the Nicaraguan side of the field, the ball is being moved fluidly. Together, hawksbill egg collectyors,
market owners and beach patrollers are preparing to kick a super goal this June. Just to provide a taste of the action, a
total of 85 nests (!!!) have been recorded through yesterday and we're preparing to score additional points...await more from
our side because we're about to go off!!
To all the fans of the Cup, join-in, divulge and
support the conservation goals supporting hawksbill turtles in the eastern Pacific!!!
June 21, 2012
UPDATED DATA FROM THE BAHIA JIQUILISCO BIOSPHERE RESERVE
friends of the Hawksbill Cup,
We are ecstatic to hear the news from our friends
on Team EPR of an excellent season thus far...a record number eclipsing that of 2010 would be amazing!
Team BJ has the pleasure of announcing that during the 2012 season to date we have...WAIT
68 NESTS AS WELL!!!
We lost 1 nest to poachers and 0.5 to depredation (dog)...so we have 66.5
nests protected! That is to say that during the month of June we protected a total of 43 nests and lost 1. We also want to
mention that we marked a total of 14 turtles during June. How is Team EPR doing for tagged turtles?
Without a doubt we have an
extremely heated and emotional competition between our two stout teams!
June 21, 2012
DATA FROM THE ESTERO PADRE RAMOS NATURE RESERVE
Good evening to all,
We currently have 68 hawksbill nests (65 protected and 3 poached). We've
had good advances in the past couple of days. We were able to protect 2 nests at a site in EPR where a nest was stolen earlier
in the season. One nest was also stolen at a site frequented by many fishermen. There is still much work needed to change
the attitudes of many people.
An important data to mention is that in 2010, our best nesting season to date, we had a total of 59
nests at this point in the season, indicating that the current season is producing the best results on record to date. We
are optimistic it will be a better season than that experienced in 2010!
We await updates from our colleagues in El Salvador. Here, al the communities are looking
to make goals in the Hawksbill Cup. Come on Team BJ, don't leave us in suspense!
Good luck and may the best team win!!!
June 18, 2012
FROM THE ESTERO PADRE RAMOS NATURAL RESERVE
Ladies and gentlement:
We reunite to transmit from EPR where the second match corresponding to June is underway.
After a difficult match-up in May during which Team BJ took a slight lead, the official inauguration of the Cup with all
of the communities was realized. We are a team!!! We will keep working to save hawksbills from extinciton!
second match has begun, the teams have returned to the field and it is sure to be an amazing match-up. We start the month
with an incredible scoring bonanza of 9 nests in one night!!!!
June 01, 2012
Dear friends of the Cup. Last night
we had an incredible storm in the Bahia...not so much the rain, but the wind. It blew with such force that it broke three
posts of the hatchery in La Pirraya. Despite the challenge, Team BJ did not give up...a total of 5 nests were laid and protected
last night and we were able to observe and tag 3 of the 5 turtles. It is a record for us...how about the action in EPR?
June 13, 2012
NICARAGUA DOES NOT GIVE UP
gentlemen, the Nicaraguan Team has played hard during the first month and is hungry for glory during the second month of the
Cup. We congratulate El Salvador for their victory in the month of May, but recognize it is only a "partial" victory!!
June 13, 2012
CATIOUS TO CELEBRATE
Team BJ is extremely excited to be in the lead for the month of May, but
we realize there is a long way to go!
June 12, 2012
THE SCOREBOARD READS… 3 a 2!!! (Referee announcment)
Team BJ has
a slight advantage of 1 goal!!! Team BJ, don't get over confident and be sure to maintain a clean game. Team EPR, don't give-up,
nothing is a given, several months of the Cup still remain. Game-on!!!
June 8, 2012
Give them a yellow card ref!!!...or the goals can go to Team EPR due to the absence of the opposing
June 8, 2012
STILL NO SCORE (Referee
I still cannot divulge the score because we have yet to receive the updated info from Team BJ.
June 1, 2012
BREAKING THE SILENCE
jaja! We just
returned from the Bahia and we have 52 nests!...no, just kidding...how amazing would that be! We do however have 26 nests
protected and 8 marked turtles, that's not a joke!!! It appears Nicaragua might have won the number and percentage of turtles
marked and we won the total number of protected nests...but we must await the official referee judgement. We also need to
know the % of nest protected!
MAINTAIN THE SILENCE (Referee announcement)
ends at 00:00... from here-on maintain the silence to increase the suspense. I will await your final numbers for May and reveal
the score to date... tun tun tun!
May 31, 2012
WORRIED ABOUT THE SILENCE
I would like to know if according to the rules, the turtles and nests are regesteried
until midnight to get totals for May.
bit worried about the silence of El Salvador...don't tell me there going to come back with a score of 50!
May 31, 2012
In EPR we have 21 nests and 15 tagged turtles. What is happening in El Que hay por la parte de
El Salvador??? por nuestra parte serian nuestras cifras preliminares de
cierre de mes. Enviaremos las oficiales y definitivas en los proximos dias en
cuanto solucionemos unos problemas que tenemos con la actualización de nuestra base
de datos. Saludos y esperamos ganar esta COPA CAREY jajajaja.
May 29, 2012
NICARAGUA KEEPS SCORING
Beloved spectators: What a game, what a clash of titans! The two teams fight and struggle, while
the world enjoys the conservation of the endangered hawksbills. Team EPR makes another play, protecting 3 more nests and tagging
another female. To date: 17 nests and 12 turtles tagged.
May 27, 2012
TO THE MARKET
the paradise of the Bahia, a total of 15 protected nests and 4 tagged turtles...unfortunately we lost one nest to the black
market a couple of days ago, but are still maintaining and incredible protection rate of 93.75%.
We hope the clean plays keep coming!
Mayo 27, 2012
In two words:
IM – PRESSIVE.
CHANGE OF LEADS
Ladies and gentlemen, the Estero Padre Ramos Nature Reserve strikes back
to retake the lead: 14 nests and 10 tagged hawksbills!!!
May 25, 2012
TAKING THE LEAD
The Salvadoran team makes a beautiful
team play, making yet another goooooal... putting them up 11 to 10!!
ANOTHER FROM 2010
Up-to-the-moment update as of 10pm on May 24. Team EPR has 10 nests, all of them portected, as
well as 6 tagged turtles, two of which were remigrants, one of which had PIT tag # 132-264-660A. Let's go Team
BJ, don't lose motivation. Each day this gets better and better!!! ajajajaja
May 22, 2012
NICARAGUA DOES NOT FALL BEHIND
Latest news from this side of the field of
the Hawksbill Cup. We have a total of 7 nests. Yesterday we had two nests in Venecia and one on La Tigra. We're kicking the
ball with skill. As they say in Brazil, "gol de placa-gol fabuloso que até merece placa comemorativa" =D
May 20, 2012
SALVADOR CONTINUES TO ACCUMULATE GOALS
Congratulations on receiving the returning female from 2010. Another hawksbill emerged last night
in La Pirraya, bringing our total # of nests protected to 7.
May 20, 2012
THE ONE THAT RETURNED
We've been able to observe the first
remigration of a hawksbill turtle at the Estero Padre Ramos Nature Reserve. The turtle returned to nest yesterday, May 19th,
two seasons after her first nest on June 26, 2010. Thus far this season, Team EPR has protect 3 hawksbill nests (2 in the
hatchery and 1 in-situ), as well as two green turtle nests!
May 16, 2012
The beginning of the game has been
difficult for Team EPR. However, Bahia Jiquilisco is advised to not let down their guard. Team EPR's coach has some inspirational
words, keeping his team motivated!
May 16, 2012
Ladies and gentlemen, more action from Bahia Jiquilisco. Three additional nests are laid, a furious pace from the Salvadoran
team. The crowd reacts to the latest news..
May 16, 2012
UPDATES FROM NICARAGUA
Two nests to date with neither female turtle observed. :(
The match is
just beginnig however, the best will begin towards the end of May. Goold luck to all...
MARKING FEMALE TURTLES
El Salvador scores with an amazing set of goals: 6 protected nests and 2 adult turtles tagged!
May 13, 2012
An emotional game is expected ladies and gents...only 13 days into the competition and the scoring is heated and close.
But what's this?!, while the players were arguing an interesting event ocurred. A hawksbill came ashore along a small stretch
of coast called El Almendor, giving Team EPR another score.
plays to come...
May 10, 2012
The coach from Team EPR protests to the referee saying that the three goals seemed suspect!
May 10, 2012
While Team EPR notched the initial score, threeeeeeee hawksbill
nests were laid in Bahia Jiquilisco during the game's commentary.
THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL EVENT
The first big
play of the game, Goooooooooooooooooooooaaaaaaallllllllllllllllllllllllllll, the first goal of the tournament ladies
and gentlemen was a sight! The hawksbill made a move in similar fashion to Messi, coming ashore on La Tigra island to lay the first nest of the season at the Estero Padre Ramos Nature Reserve.
May 3, 2012
A near goal,
a close miss!!! A hawksbill turtle attempts to nest in Bahia Jiquilisco, but only does a false crawl, leaving the score 0-0!
May 1, 2012
THE STARTLadies and gentlemen, the field is exploding with
anticipation, the mangroves and communities observe and go wild as they hear the opening whistle...the match has begun!