The Leatherback Trust (TLT) is a non-profit foundation established to save the leatherback turtle and other sea turtles from extinction.
Instrumental in the founding of Parque Marino Las Baulas, on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, TLT scientists have trained park rangers and guides, worked with local school children and advised the local community on living in harmony with the leatherbacks. The park protects the most important leatherback nesting beaches in the Pacific Ocean.
With the park’s establishment, almost all nests are protected and thousands of hatchlings crawl to the ocean every season where five years ago only a few survived.
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