Conservation around the world


Conservation around the world:

STI is currently participating in two major conservation projects:

Kemps ridley sea turtle conservation project on South Padre Island and Boca Chica Beach.

Sea Turtle, Inc. runs 100% of Kemp’s ridley nesting conservation efforts on South Padre Island and Boca Chica Beach. These conservation activities are part of a bi-national, multi-agency effort that has been in effect since the mid 1970’s. Each summer, from April-August, we patrol the beaches looking for Kemp’s ridley nests. We protect their nests by relocating eggs into a protected incubation corral. Once the babies hatch, we carefully release them in to the Gulf of Mexico.

Pacific black sea turtle conservation project in Colola, Michoacán, Mexico.


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Sea Turtle, Inc. is a proud partner of the Pacific black sea turtle conservation project in Michoacan, Mexico. The project is led by the Universidad Michoacána de San Nicolas de Hidalgo and the communities of Colola and Maruata. Each year, over 10,000 females visit the beaches of Colola and neighboring community of Maruata. Conservation efforts include protecting nests in-situ or in incubation hatcheries.

In December of 2018, STI will take their first group of volunteers to the sea turtle camp in Colola, Mexico. If you are interested in participating, please email Mariana Devlin, Conservation Coordinator, at  Proceeds will directly benefit this project.