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Ushwara Inc's Fundraiser:

Sea Turtle Conservation in Punta Venecia

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March 17, 2017

Forgive the belated nature of this update: on February 18, 2017, thanks to YOU, we released nearly 100 sea turtles into the ocean in Jiquilillo  See more

BENEFITING: KURMALLIANCE

ORGANIZER: KURMALLIANCE

Ushwara Inc

THE STORY:

We're working with KURMALLIANCE to support a sea turtle conservation and hatchery in Jiquilillo, Chinandega, Nicaragua, on Nicaragua’s north pacific coast. Then in November, we're going on a Journey to help release the sea turtles and learn from the locals. 

The program started as a local community project, and grew from there thanks to volunteers and local families. Many factors have been detrimental to the sea turtles, nesting sites and hatchlings: fishing boats, population growth, local predators, climate change, and coastline changes have all posed challenges and threatened their survival. 

OBJECTIVES:

- Save the populations of sea turtles that nest on the beaches of the Estero Padre Ramos Natural Reserve.

- Create a database of sea turtle species that nest on the beaches of the Estero Padre Ramos Natural Reserve.

- Promote environmental education and raise awareness of the importance of sea turtle conservation to locals.

- Continue to give incentives for nests found to collectors in the area, as a mechanism to avoid the full marketing of the species in domestic and international markets.

- Continue to work in partnership with local communities and leaders, state institutions, cooperatives, and schools.

RESULTS:

- Operating in partnership with the community of Punta Venecia, just over 23,000 sea turtle hatchlings were released in 2015.

- The registration process documented information about the origin of the eggs, quantity, species, collector, time of nesting female turtles, tide, etc.

- Sea turtle species documented include Olive Ridley, Hawksbill, and Leatherback.

- There were fewer reports of stolen nests from previous season.

- Turtle nests were guarded in a protected nursery, keeping the eggs safe from all kinds of external predators. 

GOAL:

Last year just over 23,000 turtles were released and it cost $13,000 USD. This year the goal is to release 50,000 turtles; $20,000 is needed by mid-November to meet that goal.

Journey is taking on $2,000 of this total $20k goal.

Your donation is crucial; we can’t do it without YOU!  

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To This Fundraiser

$475

MONEY RAISED
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  • Natalie and Rylan Harvey

    $50

  • Susan Baker

     

  • Julia Grace

    $50

  • Gregg Drusinsky

    $50

  • Kimberly Hunter

    $50

  • Ravé

    $50

  • Mark

    $50

  • sue h.

    $25

  • Monica

    $100

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24% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $2,025 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

KURMALLIANCE

Amount Raised

$1,550

 

8% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ushwara Inc

Amount Raised

$475

 

24% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Monica

Monica

DONATION: $100

7 months ago

sue h.

sue h.

DONATION: $25

Thanks for this great work. 9 months ago

Mark

Mark

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Ravé

Ravé

DONATION: $50

Turtles! 1 year ago

Kimberly Hunter

Kimberly Hunter

DONATION: $50

Save them sea turtles! 1 year ago

Gregg Drusinsky

Gregg Drusinsky

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Julia Grace

Julia Grace

DONATION: $50

Free the ð 1 year ago

Susan Baker

Susan Baker

In Memory of my Dive Buddy 1 year ago

Natalie and Rylan Harvey

Natalie and Rylan Harvey

DONATION: $50

1 year ago