A hatchling sea turtle begins its life at Playa Grande, Costa Rica.

N.J. Robinson 2014

The Leatherback Trust is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving the leatherback sea turtle. Our mission is to promote the conservation of leatherbacks and other turtles at risk of extinction. More

Leatherback turtles are critically endangered worldwide. Populations of Eastern Pacific leatherbacks declined 90% since 1990. We are working to reverse this trend by tackling the 5 most deadly threats to leatherbacks and other sea turtles. Our scientists conduct research at nesting beaches and at sea, collecting critical data to support conservation interventions. We partner with communities to protect nesting beaches and work with governments to inform sustainable development and fisheries management priorities.

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