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.
together we aim to bring the perilous eastern Pacific hawksbill back
from the brink of extinction.