NICARAGUAN SEA TURTLE PROJECT
PROTECTING AND ENSURING THE SURVIVAL OF SEA TURTLES
The Nicaraguan Sea Turtle Project, Inc. is a 501c3 tax exempt 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 conservationists, Brenna and Buck 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.
Brenna, having a Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology from the University of Rhode Island, works with professors on research actions for NSTP. Buck, with over two decades of experience working in marine fisheries, is heading up “turtle safe” fishing practices with the local community and recycling initiatives to turn discarded plastic and nets into green building materials.
NSTP is purchasing property in the Tola region of Nicaragua to build an egg incubation center and research facility. 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. Creating jobs for local community members as well as educating hotel guest and tourist on ocean and wildlife conservation.
Using modern conservation efforts to not only protect the fauna and flora of Nicaragua, but make an impact for local communities.