September 25, 2023

tortugitasOver the course of our time working in Darien, Panama, we have released thousands of baby turtles back to sea. Since the turtle eggs are a food source for the local people, we have set up an arrangement for turtle eggs to be collected, reburied in a protected area, and a fee paid so as to purchase chicken eggs instead. No one can describe the joy of witnessing the hatchlings headed out to sea to face the treacherous challenge of life.

The Turtle Preservation project is really continuing to thrive! We now have the capacity to adopt 150-250 nests, and we need the help of people like you to make that happen! If you are interested in becoming an adoptive parent, please let us know. For a $20 donation, you will receive a BAB certificate of adoption of a nest, along with an attached tagua (vegetable ivory) carved turtle, while helping to ensure this program’s continued growth. For $20 you will be helping to release 100-150 baby sea turtles into the sea.

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Check out the turtle facts and slideshow below to see what an enormous difference your contribution makes!

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