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At Ecology Project International, we are working to turn the tide for sea turtles through our work at Costa Rica's Pacuare Reserve. At one time, more than 98% of sea turtle nests were lost, but thanks to 20 years of tireless monitoring, public education, and local collaborations, we’ve seen monumental improvements, and that figure has fallen to less than 2%. The Reserve depends on volunteer time and funds from visitors but this financial support has come to an abrupt halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 

We need your help.

Even as borders and beaches close, nature carries on, and leatherback sea turtles continue to nest at Pacuare Reserve. Without the revenue from student groups and ecotourism, we're forced to reduce our nightly censuses, and we’ve already witnessed an increase in human-driven nest harvesting.  As few as one of each 10,000 eggs laid will survive to adulthood, making every egg vitally important to the population. A generation of sea turtles is slipping away, one nest at a time.

To lend support to the staff and volunteers who have chosen to shelter in place at Pacuare Reserve, EPI is launching the Every Egg emergency fundraiser.
 

You can make a difference.

For as little as $1 per egg, you can protect an entire generation of endangered sea turtles. Your gift of any amount meaningful to you will help ensure healthy oceans and thriving coastal communities for generations to come.

Your donation provides research equipment, meals, lodging, and logistical support for the people who continue to work from the remote research facility of Pacuare Reserve. This small group of volunteers, local staff, and guards continue to carry out the important task of monitoring the beaches, relocating vulnerable nests, and continuing the research that is at the heart of EPI’s success at Pacuare Reserve this season.

Thank you to our donors:

Anonymous

Philip Zarri & Lisa Rooney-Zarri – $2,500

Jonathan Hops – $1,000

Ann Quirk – $500

Jean & Eugene Orientale – $250

Dick & Sharon Barrett – $250

Rocí­o – $250

Anonymous – $250

Stefanie Kalk von der Geest – $250

Anonymous  – $220

Jean Kauffman – $200

Brian Peters – $200

Kevin & Sarah – $150

Noreen Humes – $150

Nicholas & Waheeda – $150

Judith Bronowski – $100

Viv & Pablo – $100

Tinsley Warren – $100

Anonymous – $100

Michelle & Michael Jacobs  – $100

Edward Vine – $100

Adam Perrin MD – $100

The McLaughlin Family  – $100

Nan Zhou – $100

Jonathan & Melissa Koomey – $100

Haley Hanson – $100

Anonymous – $100

Cindy Newberg – $100

Anonymous – $100

Dany Lego – $100

Dayana Calderon – $100

Stephen Acosta – $100

Sandy & Wade Adams – $100

Robin Bunting – $100

Michael A Makofske – $100

Derek – $100

Miguel Fuentes – $100

Anonymous – $100

BW – $100

Brigitte Amat – $100

JP & Bridget Henson – $100

Judy Lunt – $100

Steve Anderson – $90

Agustín – $75

Janice Byrne-Capinegro – $75

Miles Bartoletti-Levy – $75

Amy & Olivia Miller - $50

Tom McLarney – $50

Jack & Allie Davis – $50

Katherine Matlack – $50

Paul Close – $50

Andy Price – $50

Claire, Arn, Gunnar, Lily, Valley, & Jetty – $50

Nicki Thomas – $50

Rick & Becky Price – $50

Rahul – $50

Anonymous – $50

Weston Booth – $50

Nate Chisholm – $50

Shane & Kimberly – $50

Kevin & Pamela Cahill – $50

Nicole Barbour – $50

Janet Daisley & Tripp Peake – $50

Mike & Anna Orientale & family – $50

Eugene C. Orientale – $50

José Andrés Rodríguez Zumbado – $50

Anonymous – $50

Kaye Family – $50

Lynn & John Price – $50

Ben Anderson – $50

Anonymous – $50

Irene – $50

Pablo Velasco – $50

Jan-Philipp Loos – $50

Fearon & Andrew – $50

Matthias von der Geest – $50

Eric & Michelle Mannweiler – $50

Brittany Hull-Solomon – $50

Aaron Hirsh – $50

Karen Stanko-Brogan – $50

Laura Henning – $50

Jo Brown – $45

Joshua Suckow –$40

Nancy Seldin – $40

Amy Doan Holth – $35

Anonymous – $35

Maureen Scolaro – $30

Anna & Ty – $30

Nelle Neighbor-Alonzo – $30

Erin Clark – $30

Kylie Paul – $30

Mina May – $30

Shane Bowe – $30

Anonymous – $25

Maaike –  $25

Emily McRoberts – $25

Lynn Danielson – $25

Jeff Pollard & Natomas Charter School – $25

Lisa & Scott Heisel –$25

Deborah Roosevelt– $25

Martie Leys – $25

Mrs. Jencso – $25

Anonymous –$25

Luis Thomas – $25

Anonymous – $25

Anonymous – $25

Sarah $25

Nancy Orias – $25

Dianne McDonald –$25

Catherine – $25

Jennifer Heidle-Dalton – $25

Anonymous – $25

Torrey Gorra – $25

Anonymous – $25

I HILL – $25

Cecilia Cordero – $25

Lea – $25

Anonymous  – $25

Anonymous  – $25

John Berman – $25

Kate Zuck Gundlach  – $25

Whitney Kamman  – $25

Bridget Hannibal Sy  – $25

Anonymous – $25

L.A. Kauffman – $20

Jeremy Williams – $20

Rachel Redmond – $20

Clara E Giacomo – $20

Julee, Jack & Scarlett – $20

N & C McAtee – $20

Nick Eede – $20

Anonymous – $15

Anonymous – $15

Sylvain Porrot – $15

Michael Hodbod – $15

Kelly Prosen – $15

Christine – $11

Anthony Orientale – $10

Jessica McMullen – $10

Emma Didier – $10

Jaclyn Gerakios – $10

Colin Millar – $10

John Kamman & Grace Brogan – $10

Melissa Peterson – $10

Susanna Soley – $10

Anonymous – $10

Ann Quirk – $5

Taitum Sorvig – $5

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