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Dedicated to the conservation of hawksbill turtles in the eastern Pacific Ocean

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The Hawksbill Turtle of the Eastern Pacific
 
Only a few years ago, most researchers thought hawksbills had been extirpated in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Groundbreaking discoveries and new projects initiated by ICAPO and its partners have changed the conservation outlook for this imperiled population and provided hope for recovery. 
 
Protection of hawksbills in the eastern Pacific is among the world's most pressing sea turtle conservation issues; only a few hundred female hawksbills are estimated to nest along the entire region’s coastline. The low nesting numbers suggest that the species is unlikely to survive without coordinated conservation actions to protect eggs, increase hatchling production, generate biological information and protect key marine habitats.
 
Working together we aim to bring the perilous eastern Pacific hawksbill back from the brink of extinction. 

Through close collaborations between coastal community members, scientists and policy makers we aim to bring hawksbill turtles back from the brink of extinction in the eastern Pacific Ocean.

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