What is the Hawksbill Cup?
The hawksbill turtle in the eastern Pacific is one of the most endangered sea turtle populations in the world and 80% of their nesting is concentrated at two sites: the Bahia Jiquilisco Biosphere Reserve in El Salvador and the Estero Padre Ramos Natural Reserve in Nicaragua.
The Hawksbill Cup is a friendly conservation competition between these two sites to see which team can score the most “hawksbill conservation goals”, the final winner being the team that has protected the most nests, liberated the most hatchlings and garnered the most community participation. There will only be one winner, although we all win in terms of conservation of the species.
As part of this conservation effort on behalf of hawksbills, organizations, governments and communities in Nicaragua, El Salvador and abroad, have come on-board in support of the two teams and anxiously follow the play-by-play action each year.