SEE Turtles is a conservation tourism project that connects people with community-based sea turtle projects. Our work supports conservation efforts at 10 sites across Latin America and the Caribbean, including promoting tours that generate income for conservation and local communities, recruiting volunteers, and educating people about turtle conservation efforts.
The joy of seeing a wild sea turtle leads to inspiration and the desire to help. Worldwide, sea turtle conservationists are working to find economic alternatives to poaching and destructive fishing practices. Conservation programs in developing countries often reduce markets for turtle products in low-income communities, resulting in resentment and low involvement in protection efforts. Conservationists have a moral obligation to develop ways for local residents to benefit economically from programs that reduce their income.