Protecting nests at a critically important hawksbill nesting site on El Salvador’s eastern coast.
After carrying out various investigations in El Salvador, in partnership with allied organizations, ICAPO-El Salvador and FUNZEL helped identify the most important nesting sites for hawksbills in the country. ICAPO-El Salvador has carried out hawksbill conservation efforts on the beaches of Punta Amapala since 2014. Punta Amapala is one of the most important nesting sites for the species in El Salvador and the eastern Pacific, receiving 25-40 nests per year. ICAPO-El Salvador also supports hawksbill conservation work in Los Cobanos and is collaborating with to establish a marine protected area at Punta Amapala. This latest effort will require time, but we know it will be an important conservation model for hawksbills.