The Leatherback Project is an organization dedicated to the conservation of the massive leatherback sea turtle throughout its global range through research, education and advocacy initiatives aimed at mitigating fisheries bycatch, reducing plastic pollution and combating climate change. As sea turtles are a flagship species, by studying them and the threats facing their survival, we can open the doors to conversations about the biggest threats facing our oceans today.

Extinction is

FOREVER

CONSERVATION

Through research, education, and advocacy.

Our Mission

Restored balance, decreased anthropogenic pressures on overexploited resources and a sustainable future for the world’s ocean ecosystems and coastal habitats, allowing for the recovery of endangered wildlife, like the leatherback sea turtle.

Meet the

TEAM

Calie Veelenturf

Founder/Director

Team Ecuador

Amanda Rocafuerte

Projects Coordinator

Blanca Verdesoto

Projects Coordinator - Ecuador

Leonardo Rodriguez

Researcher - Ecuador

Team Panama

Marino Abrego

Scientist

Team Costa Rica

Diego Jimenez

Social Media Manager

COLLABORATORS

AND SPONSORS

Conservation 
through

Research

Conservation through

Education

Advocacy

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