Adopt a satellite hawksbill sea turtle!
Since 2010 Pretoma is working on a hawksbill sea turtle tagging program in Guanacaste (http://www.pretoma.org/support-pretoma/adopt-a-turtle/), Costa Rica. More than 15 hawksbills have been tagged with acoustic technology which has shown that these turtles are associated to reefs for long periods of time feeding from small sea sponges. Furthermore in 2011, Sirenuse a hawksbill sea turtle was tagged with satellite transmitter in Cabo Blanco Biological Reserve, which worked for 252 days, and by its means it was probe that Sirenuse is resident of Cabo Blanco, being able to take long distance trips along Nicoya’s coast for several days. The generated information from these tagging let to identify exact movements y therefore indentify new marine areas that should be protected on expanded under management plans so these turtle are not victims of harming fishing methods like trawling and gillnetting.
During this 2012 Pretoma wants to tag 2 more hawksbills in Guanacaste with satellite transmitters to be able to track their real time movements and that this information will help us to make bigger management efforts to assure their conservation.
First option: If you, your company, institution, school gather and donate US$ 2000 to Pretoma, with this Money we will buy a satellite tag which will be put on a hawksbill sea turtle in Guanacaste, you will be able to name it and follow its real time movements through our website. The adoption is accompanied with a framed picture, a certificate of adoption with the turtle’s information, and a handmade sea turtle necklace.
Second option: For a $US 50 donation, you will be automatically given one of hundred number to riffle a hawksbill sea turtle tagged with a satellite transmitter in Guanacaste, which will be riffled with the 2 last number of the Costa Rican National lottery in June 24, 2012. Also, you will adopt a sea turtle tagged with a metal tag at any of our sea nesting beaches. All adoptions include a framed picture, a sea turtle necklace and adoption certificate with the adopted sea turtle.