Biologo marino | The Turtleman foundation

Biologo marino

Talking about Hawksbill turtles is discussing the reasons behind their endangered status. Their exquisite shells have made them targets for exploitation, leading to their near extinction. For years, they have been hunted for their scales, which are used in jewelry, fashion items, and even musical instruments.

Thankfully, the sale of Hawksbill turtle products is now illegal worldwide. It is crucial for us to help protect these magnificent creatures by refusing to purchase items made from their shells. If you come across any such products, report them to the authorities immediately.

Gilberto Rafael Borges Guzman

Veterinarian with more than 12 years working in sea turtle conservation and research. He is a member of the Handcraft Association and a researcher of different sea turtle projects in Venezuela and Costa Rica.

Social networks: @gilbert_borges9 

If you need more information about identifying items made from Hawksbill turtle shells  you can use

 This App called SEE SHELL, created by (SeeTurtles.org) @see_turtles 

Saving one turtle at a time.

Biologo marino | The Turtleman foundation
Biologo marino | The Turtleman foundation
Biologo marino | The Turtleman foundation
Biologo marino | The Turtleman foundation
Biologo marino | The Turtleman foundation
Biologo marino | The Turtleman foundation
Biologo marino | The Turtleman foundation
Diani Turtle Watch | The Turtleman Foundation

Diani Turtle Watch

This week’s education workshop! 

Happy to have hosted students from Mkwakwani Primary despite being young they were very keen to learn about conservation.

We shared our experience and our very own Salim’s Adventure activity books sponsored by The Turtleman Foundation  which will assist them in learning more about marine life🐢✍️🏾

#dianiturtlewatch #marineeducation #turtlemanfoundation

Diani Turtle Watch | The Turtleman Foundation

 

Our friends Diani Turtle Watch are anticipating the moment wen the satellite trackers, donated by The Turtleman Foundation, will be placed on two sea turtles. This way, they will monitor and protect them as they navigate the ocean.

 

News from Brazil!! | The Turtleman Foundation

News from Brazil!! 

On March 6, a hawksbill turtle was found returning to the sea after having nested on the beach of liha do Amor, in the municipality of Camocim, state of Ceará, Brazil. The nest is protected by The Faunamar Project, for the birth of the hatchlings.

The FaunaMar Project @projeto_faunamar is carried out by Comissão Ilha Ativa

Saving one turtle at a time.

 

T-Shirt

T-Shirt

T-Shirt

This T-Shirt was designed by this girl’s family who live in the country. Sowing environmental awareness in future generations.

Saving one turtle at a time.

The Turtleman Foundation director

The Turtleman Foundation director

The Turtleman Foundation director

The Turtleman Foundation director, Joe Turtle, recently visited the Guangata school in Colombia, South America. The experience was truly unforgettable as the children warmly welcomed him with affection, admiration and gifts. They were dressed in recycled made costumes, and showed him their knowledge about caring for the sea and sea turtles even living far from the ocean.

The community also expressed immense gratitude to him for the eco-mural donation. It was a meaningful gesture that left a lasting impact on both the children and their families. Colombia’s warm reception and love towards the director and his foundation made this visit a truly special and memorable occasion. 🩵🐢

The Turtleman Foundation director
The Turtleman Foundation director

The Turtleman Foundation

The Turtleman Foundation has produced a video in English and Spanish to educate about the seven species of sea turtles found worldwide. This video will be accessible on The Turtleman Foundation’s website and YouTube for educational use by anyone interested.

Saving one turtle at a time.