From the Director,

Welcome to the “Tide of Change“, Pretoma’s first official newsletter.  This publication marks a milestone for an organization that was founded 11 years ago to protect and restore sea turtle populations along coastal communities. We’ve grown and matured considerably over the years. Through public awareness, activism, and strategic litigation we have been able to accomplish great things in the fields of conservation and political reform.

These achievements have been made possible thanks to massive public support, the real force behind this ”Tide of Change”. The Tide consists of students, housewives, government employees, politicians, businessmen and businesswomen from all levels of civil society, nationals and foreigners alike. Right now it’s crucial we strengthen this Tide, for there are growing threats to the conservation of marine resources in the form of coastal urban development and indiscriminate fishing practices.

The newsletter’s intent is to keep the Tide of citizens who support us informed regarding particular events of interest, in addition to the best way for you to channel your public voice for the sustainable use of natural resources and responsible fishing. As part of this process we will soon strengthen our relation with our supporters through a membership. We also hope that because of the points of view expressed in this newsletter, more people will decide to become part of this ”Tide of Change”.

We thank you for supporting Pretoma and marine conservation programs.

Randall Arauz
Director

For more information:

PRETOMA
Tel (506) 2241 5227
Fax (506) 2236 6017
Email:  info@pretoma.org
Website: www.pretoma.org

PRETOMA is a Costa Rican Civil Association of Public Interest (Decreto
Ejecutivo 34150-J), and is an active member of the International Union for
the Conservation of Nature IUCN and the World Society for the Protection of
Animals WSPA.

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    From the Director, Welcome to the 'Tide of Change', Pretoma's first official newsletter.  This publication marks a milestone for an organization that was founded 11 years ago to protect and restore sea turtle populations along coastal communities. We've grown and matured considerably over the years. Through public awareness, activism, and...