Welcome to our Turtle Website
Turtle information and news in Nicaragua
For more than 100 million years sea turtles have covered vast distances across the world’s oceans, filling a vital role in the balance of marine habitats.
Turtles need your help! This website is dedicated to helping to save the sea turtles in Nicaragua. Out of the seven species of sea turtle in the world, there are five present in this country. Here, they are an endangered species which has been caused, to a large extent, by both turtles and their eggs being a sought after food in Nicaraguan cuisine.
Then there is the impact of the proposed Grand Canal. According to Nicaragua’s oldest non-governmental environmental group, Centro Humboldt, “the canal would affect 1,411 square kilometres of protected natural reserve, deforest 6,000 acres of primary forest, impact two of Nicaragua’s three biospheres, and “critically affect” the remaining habitats of the tapir, jaguar, manatee, giant anteater and five species of sea turtles“.
We have many ideas for trying to protect the turtle and we hope that you will also add to them by contributing to our forum (when it goes live) or contacting us via Feedback or the email address below.
Please enjoy this site which is currently under development. Do come back and visit as we are adding new content all the time. We do hope that you find it a fun and exciting source for turtle information and news.
Click here to read a message from our Founder, George Vejar, explaining how this project started. Remember, turtles need your help.