Tambor Bay Turtles

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Sea turtle conservation project in Costa Rica whose mission is to reduce threats to the sea turtles.

Tambor Bay Turtles (TBT) was founded in 2015 as an initiative of a group of people who live here and want to protect the remaining Olive Ridley sea turtle that lay their eggs on the beaches around Tambor Bay.

In 2016, TBT carried out a pilot study of the local sea turtle population. It was learned ...

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Tambor Bay Turtles (TBT) was founded in 2015 as an initiative of a group of people who live here and want to protect the remaining Olive Ridley sea turtle that lay their eggs on the beaches around Tambor Bay.

In 2016, TBT carried out a pilot study of the local sea turtle population. It was learned that there are many threats to the survival of the population, and that their numbers are rapidly declining. It was clear that something had to be done, and soon! So, TBT launched a project to save the Tambor Bay turtles.

TBT’s mission is to reduce threats to the sea turtles still coming to the beaches of Tambor Bay, so, we will produce enough hatchlings to actually grow the population, so that in 20-25 years, there will once again be enough adult Olive Ridley sea turtles to sustain the local population naturally. 

TBT operates under the direction of a qualified biologist, and our project coordinator is a local science teacher. It operates under a Scientific License and Hatchery Permit issued annually by the government of Costa Rica. TBT enjoys having a very strong support base in the local community. TBT has a very high-quality hatchery facility, one of the finest in Costa Rica.


Persona di contatto

Olger Garcia Cruz

Lingue parlate: Inglese, Spagnolo
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Tambor Bay Turtles recensioni

Ned Corkran rating5,0

2023 at Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Conservation

This is a great program. We stayed for two weeks at the end of November and had a wonderful experience. Olger was a perfect host. He taught us about the ecology of sea turtles as well as the specific issues facing turtles in Tambor. He trained us on how to patrol the beach and look for nests and ...
Alix Koch rating4,4

2023 at Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Conservation

Das war eines der bewegendsten Dinge, die ich in den letzten Jahren gemacht habe . Tambor liegt abseits - aber genau das hat auch den Reiz ausgemacht . Es herrscht eine sehr persönliche Atmosphäre- Olger , der Leiter , ist sehr engagiert . Und die Arbeit mit den Schildkröten ist faszinierend, ...
Tiphaine Beun rating4,8

2022 at Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Conservation

J’ai passé une super semaine dans ce volontariat! C’est le premier que j’ai fait de ma vie et je ne suis pas déçue d’avoir tenté! J’ai pu avec les autres volontaires libérer plus de 500 bébés tortues en une semaine! L’ambiance était super et j’ai appris beaucoup de choses ...
Solene Gasco rating4,4

2022 at Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Conservation

J’ai passé 3 semaines au sein de cette association et ça a été une très belle expérience. Nous vivons au jour le jour en fonction des nids à vérifier, des bébés à libérer… nous pouvons avoir du temps libre, ce qui permet de visiter les alentours! Tous les soirs nous avons une ...
Brooke Nelms rating4,4

2022 at Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Conservation

We had a great experience volunteering with Tambor Bay Turtles. We had full exposure to the work required in conservation for Olive Ridley Turtles. Patrolling daily during the night, or at dawn to locate and collect nests. Rescuing the eggs. Working at hatchery to rotate, exhume nests. Releasing ...
Anita Burnett rating1,8

2022 at Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Conservation

I signed up for 3 weeks. When I came it was great working with the turtles. The accommodation was basic and we had hot water. After 3 days the hot water stopped working. At the end of the first week our dorm had still not been cleaned, there were 3 of us. We had asked for them to be cleaned various ...

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UN Sustainable Development Goals

  • Life Below Water