Sea Turtles are Endangered Species, therefore
we use the following Guidelines to minimize impacts during our conservation activities .
The use of flashlights or headlamps is prohibited
unless they have a red filter (most headlamps do).
Insect repelants, perfume, lotions, and cigarette residue can harm eggs, hatchlings, and nesting
adults, The use of these items is prohibited if you will be handling the turtles or eggs.
Flash photography is strictly prohibited
Dark colored clothing is required for nightly patrols
Bonfires are prohibited, they cook unseen nests,
and the light inhibits nesting
Tortugueros Las Playitas A.C. takes conservation seriously, and strives to follow these guidelines.
You can Help by:
not making bonfires
on the beach,
up someone else's plastic left on the beach,
making sure your construction debris is disposed of properly
turning off exterior lighting in nesting areas
supporting local economies in nesting areas
not driving on nesting beaches, nor building on the precious dunes.