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With less than a 1% chance of survival, leatherback hatchlings need your help. Your symbolic adoption protects hatchlings and their nests from immediate threats such as predation, tidal inundation, and illegal harvest. By involving local communities in these protection efforts, you help ensure a bright future for endangered sea turtles.


A hatchling adoption also makes the perfect gift for the nature-lover in your life. Every adoption includes a personalized adoption certificate, a Turtle Advocate's Atlas, and more! 

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Learn more about leatherback sea turtles!

You can change the odds.

Awards & Recognition

Missoula in Motion 
Employee Transportation Best Practices: Champion 2015, Silver 2013, Bronze 2012, Continued Excellence 2011, Champion 2010, Champion 2004.

Best Monitoring & Evaluation
Eco-Index, a service of the Rainforest Alliance recognized EPI's Costa Rica program in 2014 and the Best Lessons Learned Award in 2003, our Galapagos program in 2013, and our Mexico programs in 2011 and 2014.

Best Places to Work
Ranked top 35 in the country by Outside Magazine, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012.

Montana Employer of Choice
2013 Small Employer of the Year from the Montana State Employers' Council.

Missoula Employer of Choice
Small employer of 2013, as recognized by Missoula's Job Service Employers' Council (JSEC).

Montana Math and Science Award
From the State Governor's office, 2011.

Blanche Hornbeck
Award for outstanding work in the field of nature education from the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, 2010.

2010 Sustainable Business Achiever
From the Missoula Sustainable Business Council (SBC)

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Leatherback hatchling predation has decreased 
from 98%
 to less than 2% today
since EPI student programs began on Pacuare Beach in 2000.