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Search Results for "leatherback turtles"


Resye and Womom Villages

To find the greatest marine biodiversity on the planet, head to the Bird’s Head region of Papua Island, home of unique corals, fish, and endangered sea turtles. Beaches there provide critical nesting habitat for green, olive ridley, and hawksbill turtles, as well as the magnificent leatherbacks. This project is protecting about 2,000 marine turtle nests […]

Bathway Beach

Grenada has one of the largest nesting populations of critically endangered leatherback turtles in the Caribbean. These sea turtles–the biggest in the world–nest on Levera and Bathway beaches, located in 450-acre Levera National Park. Every year thousands of people visit the nesting beaches, along the island’s northern coastline, to see the turtles. The influx of […]

Keys Beach

St. Kitts, one of two islands in the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, is home to 34,930 people. Several populations of sea turtles–among the world’s most endangered species–use the island’s sandy beaches for nesting. Preserving these nesting beaches is vitally important, because female turtles typically return to the beach of their birth to lay […]

Kiwayu Island

Kiwayu Island is arguably the most beautiful of all the islands along the Kenyan coast. It is also a renowned biodiversity hotspot in the greater Kiunga Marine National Reserve and a priority conservation site in the Western Indian Ocean. The island is a major turtle nesting site. Leatherback and loggerhead turtles use the area as […]

Montecristo Island

Hawksbill, olive ridley, green, and leatherback turtles nest on the beaches of Montecristo Island, one of the main sea turtle nesting sites in El Salvador. But poachers take eggs. Snakes, crabs, and domestic animals also prey on them. This puts more pressure on these endangered species, whose populations are already reduced by loss of habitat, […]

Carriacou Island

The island of Carriacou, in the eastern Caribbean, is known for shipbuilders who craft wooden sailing vessels using designs that have changed little in two centuries. It is also home to some of the largest mangrove ecosystems in Grenada.  Leatherback, hawksbill, green, and loggerhead turtles nest there. The turtles’ fate is tied to the island’s […]


The island of Antigua, in the Eastern Caribbean, hosts important populations of hawksbill, green, and leatherback turtles. The Antigua Sea Turtle Project (ASTP) monitors sea turtle populations there and collects data on nesting numbers. It also plays an important role in turtle conservation. Staff protect nesting turtles from artificial lighting, entrapment in building and swimming […]

Funzi Island

Funzi Island, off the south coast of Kenya, is home to a wide array of ecosystem types. There are undisturbed coastal wetlands, mangrove forests, swaying palms, sandy beaches, creeks, estuary, and undisturbed lowland coastal mixed forests. Five sea turtle species – leatherback, loggerhead, green, hawksbill, and olive ridley – forage or nest there. But poaching, […]

Funzi Island

Funzi Island is located off the Kenyan South Coast and has a population of about 1,500. The island hosts an array of ecosystems, including undisturbed coastal wetlands, mangrove forests, palms, sandy beaches, creeks, estuaries, and undisturbed lowland coastal mixed forests. Five sea turtle species – leatherback, loggerhead, green, hawksbill, and olive ridley – forage or […]


With neighboring villages Tulaun and Tulap, the tiny coastal village of Ranawangko in Indonesia owns part of an extensive strip of beach. It is critical nesting ground for four species of endangered sea turtles: olive ridley, green, hawksbill, and leatherback. The village is enthusiastic about the conservation of turtles and would like to further its […]