A couple of weeks ago, sea turtle conservationist Jairo Mora Sandoval was killed on Moin Beach, near the port city of Limon on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast. This beach was known for its poaching and use for transporting drugs and the death is believed to be related to the drug trade. We at SEEtheWILD are heartbroken by this tragedy and are working with our partners to respond to make sure the country’s turtle beaches are safe for turtles, conservationists, and volunteers.
How to Learn More & Help:
- Jairo Mora Sandoval Memorial Fund: Donations are being matched and 100% of
donations go to support his family and create a national park in his name.
- Petition to President Laura Chinchilla: Help us encourage the Costa Rican government to catch the killers and ensure the safety of conservationists.
- The Conservation Legacy of Jairo: A National Geographic Newswatch blog post by SEEtheWILD co-founder Brad Nahill
- Are Costa Rica’s Beaches Safe?: Addressing concerns about coming to Costa Rica to work with sea turtles.