NICARAGUAN SEA TURTLE PROJECT
PROTECTING AND ENSURING THE SURVIVAL OF SEA TURTLES
The Nicaraguan Sea Turtle Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the survival of sea turtles and their habitat through advocacy, education and research. The organization was founded in 2016 by long time conservationist, Brenna and Earle Sharpe. Over the last several years the two travelled, with their three daughters, to the Emerald Coast of Nicaragua whenever possible. While spending time and immersing themselves in the local culture, it was not difficult to fall in love with this pristine and unique ecosystem.
Having beautiful coastlines, world class surfing and the amazing sense of community, Nicaragua is developing right before our eyes.
Seeing the need for conservation and balance, they set off on their mission to create NSTP, Inc. After collaborating with the Aqua Wellness Resort in Redonda Bay, they found a large population of Hawksbill sea turtles. Due to their critically endangered status, NSTP has chosen to place focus on this incredible species. The foundation is building the headquarters within Rendonda Bay. The self-sustainable research and rehabilitation center will utilize the latest in sustainable building practices. Research crews are marking and protecting nest as well as tagging nesting mothers. NSTP would like to incorporate “turtle safe” fishing nets and practices with the local fishing community. Beach and ocean cleanups are one of the most important actions we can take and part of the daily routine. NSTP is using modern conservation efforts to not only save sea turtles, but help out local communities at the same time.