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Our Mission

Hermosa Tortuga is a nonprofit organization dedicated to aiding turtle head-start programs and conserving the world’s declining sea turtle population, threatened by so many factors. Read more


Why Sea Turtles Matter

Green Sea turtles are one of the very few animals that eat seagrass. Seagrass is similar to lawn grass, in the way that it constantly needs to be cut to remain healthy. Seagrass beds provide safe breeding grounds for several species of fish, shellfish, and crustaceans. A recent decline in seagrass beds can be linked to a decreasing green sea turtle population. This is known as a trophic cascade, when a decline or loss in apex consumers, like the Green Sea turtle, directly leads to a decline in all of the other organisms lower down on the food chain. This thereby effects humans who consume fish, which rely on algae living on seagrass. Read more

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How You Can Help

There are many ways you can help Hermosa Tortuga. You can donate, buy hats, t-shirts or tote bags from our online store, or get in touch to learn about volunteering or to become a Hermosa Tortuga Ambassador in your town.