FEATURED THIS WILD MONDAY
IN MEMORY OF
Turtle conservationist Jairo Mora Sandoval
WIDECAST – WIDER CARIBBEAN SEA TURTLE NETWORK
Location – COSTA RICA
WIDECAST is an international independent nonprofit organization that supports local sea turtle conservation in most states and countries of the Caribbean region promoting cooperation between all nations. For over two decades WIDECAST’s National Coordinators have worked together with scientists, conservationists, resource managers and educators to promote sustainable and effective sea turtle management programs, local as well as international, at the whole Caribbean Coast.
In 1986 WIDECAST started working on protecting the Leatherback Sea Turtle nesting population at Gandoca beach in Costa Rica. Since then we have been realizing even more projects alone and in cooperation with other organizations. WIDECAST and its partners have put a strategy into practice combining conservation and sustainable development through activities that directly benefit both, the people and the environment. The focus has been on establishing the conditions for a self-sustaining process, involving work in the broad areas of conservation, economic development, training and education, organization, and advocacy.