ARCAS Sponsor a Nest Program
The olive ridley and leatherback sea turtles of the Pacific coast of Guatemala are under threat from intensive egg collection and overfishing. Under the Sponsor-a-Nest program, you have the opportunity to directly support ARCAS’s sea turtle conservation activities in Hawaii and El Rosario.
Typically, $25 can buy a whole nest of roughly 100 eggs. ARCAS staff and volunteers wait until the price for sea turtle nests drops (usually during the height of the nesting season, August-November) and then go out onto the beach and buy whole nests from local collectors.
These eggs are then buried in the Hawaii or El Rosario hatcheries and 50 days later, the hatchlings are released into the sea.
Take part in this direct conservation effort. It’s a great activity for the kids!!! . Contact us at [email protected] about making a donation.
You can also buy a nest as a gift for a friend or family. And if you are planning on coming to Hawaii to volunteer, think about fundraising among you friends and family before you come.