The Leatherback Trust plays an instrumental role at Las Baulas National Park, supporting park rangers in their education programs, training and assisting local guides, educating schoolchildren on conservation and working together with the local community to live in harmony with leatherbacks and other sea turtles.

Christian Díaz Chuquisengo gives a talk at Las Baulas National Park headquarters.

Mariana Del Brutto 2014

The goal of our education program is to increase community awareness about the role of sea turtles in coastal ecosystems and their value to the local economies. Outreach to schools, neighbors, tourists and businesses encourages their participation in conservation efforts at nearby nesting beaches and helps reduce threats to turtles.