We strongly believe that communities are fundamental to long-term sea turtle conservation efforts. By working closely with local community members that depend on turtles for their livelihoods, we harness their vast knowledge of these creatures and thus maximize conservation efforts.
Our previous experience show that a well-implemented local incentive program may facilitate really high percentages of nest protection and convert former turtle “poachers” in turtle heroes, while providing directly needed economic benefits to families in need.
Cover the incentive cost offered to local poachers to protect a turtle nest.
Cover the expenses of one night patrol with our local staff to protect turtles.
Offer extra incentive for local collaborators like scholar items for their children or basic food baskets.
Implement funds to buy critical field equipment to run our conservation program (thermometers for the hatchery, nets, paint, tags….)
Cover material costs to built a new turtle hatchery.
For several years, our personnel has implemented amazing multy-day expeditions focus on environmental education that includes many topics like mangroves, sea turtles, solid waste management, sustainability (clean energy, eco-building, organic agriculture) and so on. Unfortunately, not many public schools has the opportunity to cover the logistic costs that it entails.
Now it is possible to raise funds and involve more and more schools to have access to this educational expeditions. School sponsorship is a really effective way of helping children in poor communities get the opportunity to enjoy and learn in an unforgettable experience.
Your donation will enable us to have funds in future educational campaigns.
Buy equipment for scholar activities (gloves, life jackets…)
Let one classroom assist to babyturtle releasing event
Let our staff visit 5 local schools and implement environmental education activities.
Cover the cost of an overnight academic expedition for the whole classroom coming from a local school.
Mangroves are vital for healthy coastal ecosystems in many regions of the world and offer key resources for the surveillance of many coastal communities. Brasiles Island in the occident of the country, shows one of the last mangrove ecosystem left in Nicaragua and it is one of our goals to implement as many reforestation campaigns as it is possible to restore those patches devasted.
Replanting mangroves may have a significant economic impact on the lives of coastal communities improving livelihoods and food security. Mangrove restoration efforts are worthwhile!. Help us to reverse the degradation and loss of mangrove forest wetlands. Every single effort counts!
Materials purchase (planting bags, shovel).
Improvement mangrove hatchery (shadowing mesh, wooden structure)
Expenses for one full day reforestation campaign and all materials purchase.
Expenses to implement one month working at the mangrove project with one reforestation campaign a week.
Many coastal communities experience difficulties managing litter. Clean-up campaigns has many purposes. On one side, it is an opportunity to show locals the importance of a clean and healthy environment. On the other hand, we eliminate potential threats for sea turtles and other animals, and reduce health risks for the population.
We really believe that every campaign is a step towards behaviour change and litter reduction in this communities. By supporting our Clean-Up campaigns, you are making a REAL difference to the planet’s future. 100% of donations go direct to campaign activities. Further, your generosity helps us empower local people to take action for our environment.
Materials purchase for clean-up campaigns (gloves, bags, printed forms, pencils…)
Gas for trash truck retire 10 cubic meters of trash.
full logistic covered for one whole clean-up campaign in the reserve.
full logistic covered for one whole clean-up campaign out of the reserve.
One month working
Despite laws prohibiting the sale and international trade of hawksbill tortoiseshell products in most countries, the sale of hawksbill tortoiseshell continues in many places around the world.
Our mission as local parnet of the Too Rare To Wear capmpaign is to end the demand for hawksbill products by collaborating with the tourism industry to inform travelers of the plight of the hawksbill and to educate them on how to identify and avoid hawksbill products when traveling abroad.
Print educational material for awareness
Let our staff visit 5 new hotels and introduce the program to join us
Day campaign for 2 local promotors visiting craft markets to inform vendors about the project
Help us to produce campaign T-shirts for one big day sensibilitzation
Build a stand to launch awareness campaigns in touristic spots
We are going to ask you a very peculiar type of donation: spread the word. Now, when relatives or friends decide to travel in Nicaragua, try to bring them to Sos Nicaragua and do your bit for contribute that our social and environmental projects remain viable. #SharingIsCaring
Thank you for your support of Sos Nicaragua. Through your sponsorship you are contributing to generate a positive impact in Nicaragua. Your choice makes a difference.