Two main species of sea turtles visit the Southeastern beaches of the Osa Peninsula: Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) and Black or Pacific Green turtles (Chelonia mydas agraziissi). Both of these species are globally endangered. Protection of their nesting sites is critical to their survival. Volunteers with our sea turtle conservation program work along two nesting beaches–Piro and Pejeperro–to monitor the nesting activity, predation rates and hatchling success of these incredible species. Our program gathers important population and reproductive data and also deters poachers who collect turtle eggs for consumption or sale.
Please consult our program information booklet below and click the link above to submit an application!
A brief statement on recent events regarding the Caribbean side of Costa Rica.