Connect with PVAngelsJoin PVAngels on FacebookJoin PVAngels on TwitterPVAngels News Feeds Tell a Friend PVAngels Newsletter

Nuestra Tierra Turtle Conservation Program

Puerto Vallarta • Riviera Nayarit 

Nuestra Tierra is registered as a non-profit, non-governmental association, founded in 1998, dedicated to peace, international solidarity, cultural diversity and the protection and conservation of the environment.

The members of Nuestra Tierra promote actions of social and environmental character towards the national and international community, with the purpose of creating awareness about environmental issues in a global sense. At the same time it works towards sustainable development and a better quality of life on the local level.

Nuestra Tierra has participated in international youth exchange activities since 1996, supporting projects of local development and environmental protection, through groups of local and international volunteers.

The association is in constant search for the support of international and national associations and agencies, to expand the work areas, to intensify the support given to environmental and social projects and to reach more and more young people as well as adults with its message.

Even though our society very much welcomes foreigners and exchange activities, voluntary service is still not a very commonly known concept and we need to continue our struggle for the recognition of our work and role in society.

Our mission is to establish bases of participation, social cooperation, and education to help achieve peace, fair development, ensuring social equity and respect for nature, driving significant linkages between various social workers to take organized and coordinated participation solidarity, equitable and sustainable practices.

Our vision is to consolidate this decade as a space for the development of projects that contribute to the scope of our objectives, promoting citizen participation, especially of young people, within a framework of values in which prevails
fairness, respect, solidarity and cooperation, seeking to be an example of work organized to show that the reality is likely to change.

In partnership with our commitment to social development and cultural exchange, we seek to promote the prevention and control water pollution , air and soil protection of the environment and the preservation and restoration of ecological balance. We shall perform all the activities of research, dissemination, education, social and cultural among the population, to this end.

Nuestra Tierra Turtle Conservation

Marine turtles have played an important role in the economic development of some towns of the coast. However, their exploitation has placed them at the present time among species in danger of extinction.

Our Marine Turtle Conservation Project has already reflected significant results in the species. Since 1996, we have been working at our Tortuguero Camp at the mouth of Boca de Tomates y el Estero Boca Negra, in the municipality of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco.

We are pleased to have local, national and foreign volunteers who live in a rustic palapa on the beach, and are provided with lunch and sleeping spaces.

This project involves the development of nocturnal activities of patrols on the shore of the beach to make the collection of the eggs that are deposited by the turtles; transfer and management of the nests; preparation and care of pens for incubation of turtle nests; releases of offspring; writing technical reports of the information; receive and respond to school groups and people who generally attend releases and are given a talk about sea turtles; general care of the camp; and cleaning of the beach.

We offer training courses to our groups of volunteers so they can learn the techniques and the management of the nesting of sea turtles and their offspring.

Our Tortuguero Camp season is from June to January.

The actions for the protection of the Marine Turtle Project, was initiated in 1999 in the Velas Vallarta Hotel with technical advice from civil organizations. There is an area of approximately 2 kms from the beach of the Velas Vallarta Hotel to the mouth of the Ameca River. The turtles that arrive at these beaches can be 4 species, however the most common is Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys gouldi).

Volunteer at Nuestra Tierra

Our volunteer program helps and supports the development of projects in the local community, where young volunteers, national or foreigners, are registered to provide their time and service.

The protecting work consists of collecting natural nests, taking care of nests in the incubation corrals, taking care of the babies and freeing them to the ocean.

This is not easy work, as it requires night and day activities, even though there are shifts to avoid a 24 hour day. The volunteers take part in the night-long patrols around the beach, as well as in the protecting activities. The protecting work consists of collecting natural nests, taking care of nests in the incubation corrals, taking care of the babies and liberating them to the ocean, cleaning the nest and the protected area.

Accommodations at the camp on the beach are very rustic, having open areas for dining, sleeping (though you might sleep in a tent as well), and bathroom...they are outdoors. Everything is open and you need to be prepared for the rustic conditions. There are several tropical storms, a lot of mosquitos and very warm climate.

Nuestra Tierra is a non-governmental and a non-profit association. That is why we ask the volunteers for a contribution of $3,000 pesos (about $285 USD, or 230 euros) which will be used to fund the projects of our organization.

Requests to volunteers:
• To get to know the project - it is important that the volunteers understand all the aspects and conditions of the project. If you need additional information, please let us know so we can share the appropriate information with the volunteers.
• To be involved in the project in all aspects: activities, organization, daily tasks, etc.
• To bring material when requested for the project.
• It is important to pay attention to the language requirement of the project.
• To be able to get involved in the local conditions (accommodation, meals, people, volunteers).
• To be autonomous, independent and to take initiatives in all the activities.
• To adapt to the culture and different life condition and be ready to share their own culture.

Objectives of the volunteer service:
• To allow the reapprochement between the countries, through experiences in projects that show the social, cultural, ecological and socio-economic differences.
• To develop education for peace, through social, just, and sustainable development.
• To facilitate exchange and international cooperation.
• The personal and professional development of the volunteer.

Principles of voluntary service:
• Be a tool for social change.
• Experience deep life experiences.
• Be flexible and to motivate the solidarity.
• Work for an active social responsibility.
• Promote peace, respect, tolerance and fair development.

Types of volunteering:
• Short term (2 to 6 weeks working fields)
• Medium-term (2 to 5 months)
• Long term (6-9 months)
• Forums and seminars (8 to 14 days)

Conditions to be a volunteer:
• Be of legal age.
• Select a work project.
• Cover your costs of transportation.
• Be flexible and to motivate the solidarity.
• Adapt to new conditions and customs of life.
• Be responsible for your project and your role in this.
• Improve and share your personal and professional experience.
• Be ready to learn and develop.
• Provide administrative cost recovery fee on our land.

Benefits of being volunteer of Nuestra Tierra:
• Travel.
• Get to know another culture.
• An international experience.
• Talk, laugh and have fun.

For questions or more information about volunteering, email us at

How You Can Help Nuestra Tierra

We are an ecological organization authorized to issue tax deductible receipts.

Each project has its specific requirements. These are economic or in-kind donations.

The following is a list of our most needed items:
• General food items
• Cleaning articles
• First aid supplies
• Cooking utensils
• Cleaning utensils
• Purified water
• Four-wheelers
• Sleeping bags
• Tents
• Batteries
• Lamps
• Waterproof items
• Radios
• Mosquito nets
• Wooden poles
• Plastic tables and chairs
• Ice chests
• Laminated mesh for fences of 5 cm.
• Mesh plastic for nests of 0.5 cm.
• Storage containers
• Candles
• Backpacks
• Mats
• Rope
• Nails
• Measuring tapes
• Empty sacks
• Coarse thread or yarn
• Hammers
• Stationery
• Cylinders of gas
• Latex gloves
• Office equipment
• Paper towels
• Blenders (normal or industrial)
• CD player
• Video and photo cameras
• Ink for printer
• Advertising for events
• Fans
• Stove
• Wheelbarrow
• Umbrellas

We need your support!

Any help will be welcome and greatly appreciated.

To make a donation or let us know any questions or suggestions, please get in touch with Nuestra Tierra HERE.

Last updated: September 27, 2019 · Charity ID: 307

Become a Partner for Change

Being a Partner for Change can have a different meaning and application to each of us depending on our role, our location, our clients, our relationships. But no matter where you are or who you are, you can be a Partner for Change.
Click here to get started today.

6th Sea Turtle Festival in Nayarit’s Marina Playa Platanitos

Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau

Playa Platanitos, a coastal village in the Riviera Nayarit, is preparing for its signature event: the VI Sea Turtle Festival 2018, which strives to promote environmental awareness and the conservation of these chelonians.

Movement to Eradicate Plastic Waste in Banderas Bay

Vallarta Daily News

Concerned about the large number of plastics that reach the oceans and the pollution generated in Puerto Vallarta, a councilman has requested the support of the deputies to present an initiative through which the idea of “a state free of straws, plastic bags, and styrofoam” can be achieved.

Sea Turtle Internship Position Available in San Pancho

The Science Exchange

Join an important multi-year multi-national research project on climate change impacts on nesting turtles on the beaches of Mexico this fall.

New Turtle Species Discovered in Puerto Vallarta

Latin America Herald Tribune

The fresh-water reptile’s natural habitat consists of ecosystems such as streams and marshlands, which tend to be modified as urbanization expands.

World Environment Day Highlights Deadly Cost of Plastic

Inter Press Service

On June 5th, World Environment Day will be hosted under the banner of “Beat Plastic Pollution,” aiming to raise awareness and civic engagement alongside creating a global movement to reduce the amount of plastic in the environment.

Shellabrating World Turtle Day With Marriott Vallarta Resort & Spa

Global Animal

Located between Banderas Bay and the Sierra Madre Mountains, Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa makes it easy for travelers to access to once-in-a-lifetime animal encounters. From June to December, guests can participate in the resort’s turtle protection program and have the opportunity to release newly hatched turtles into the ocean.

Sea Turtles Arrive at Puerto Vallarta: Facts You Should Know

El Universal

It's important not to interact with the turtles when they are spawning since this could prompt them to return to the sea, disoriented, and without completing their natural process.

Fifth Riviera Nayarit 'Save The Sea Turtle' Drawing Contest by the Children

CVB of Riviera Nayarit

Drawings will be accepted through June 16, 2017, with the grand finale held on July 1, 2017 at the El Naranjo Turtle Camp in Penita de Jaltemba, Compostela.

Top 10 Turtle Camps in Riviera Nayarit

Riviera Nayarit CVB

Along its 307-kilometer coastline there are over a dozen turtle camps working to conserve and protect the different species of sea turtles that visit the beaches of Nayarit.

Enjoy Sea Turtle Season in Puerto Vallarta

Timeshare Myths

From July through December turtles can be seen dashing on Puerto Vallarta sands, making their way through to the exact places where they were born.

Puerto Vallarta Sea Turtle Conservation Efforts a Success

Newspaper Post

Puerto Vallarta is one of the most visited beach resort destinations in Mexico and is also a popular habitat for sea turtle hatchlings.

Seven Arrested in Nayarit with 372 Sea Turtle Eggs

Latin American Herald Tribune

After intercepting five people transporting 175 eggs in a 1996 Nissan pickup truck, authorities surprised two men as they were plundering sea turtle nests, seizing 112 eggs from one of them and 85 from the other.

Ecological Group of Nayarit Presents Training Workshop About Sea Turtles

CVB of Riviera Nayarit

The workshop will focus on turtle camp staff, students, biologists, teachers, volunteers, hotel staff and other individuals that come in contact with the sea turtles or are interested in learning more about the conservation of the species.

#WorldTurtleDay: Grupo Ecologista Hosts 3rd Save the Sea Turtles Drawing Contest

OVC Riviera Nayarit

The Grupo Ecologista de Nayarit has extended an invitation to its 3rd Save the Sea Turtles Drawing Contest based in the Riviera Nayarit, which seeks to raise awareness among children about this endangered species and the need to preserve it.

'Nayar' the Hawksbill Sea Turtle Returns to Riviera Nayarit with Interesting News

CVB of Riviera Nayarit

After being liberated a year ago with an attached satellite radio that only emitted signals within the region, the hypothesis is that this is a resident species, enabling the creation of more specific strategies for its protection.

After 20 Years, The Black Turtles Are Back In The Riviera Nayarit

CVB of Riviera Nayarit

The event took place at El Naranjo Turtle Camp, located past La Penita de Jaltemba in Riviera Nayarit. That evening seven black turtle hatchling survivors were released into the sea.

A Special Independence for Hawksbill Turtle in Riviera Nayarit

CVB of Riviera Nayarit

Along with the Mexico Independence celebrations this weekend, the Riviera Nayarit Turtle Network is also giving independence to the first of two Hawksbill sea turtles which will carry satellite transmitters. Join the celebration on Litibu Beach on September 15.

Ecological Police in Puerto Vallarta Support Sea Turtle Protection


Last week, the Puerto Vallarta Ecological Police collected a total of 988 sea turtle eggs and were responsible for 151 sea turtle hatchlings to be released into the sea, as part of preventive actions in our municipality.

Visit Riviera Nayarit for Your Summer 2013 Vacation

Enjoying Mexico

Riviera Nayarit is only 10 minutes away from the Puerto Vallarta airport and located at the foot of the Sierra Madre Mountain range. There are almost 200 miles of sandy beaches, resort hotels and many attractions.

Sea Turtles Release in PV, a Lesson in Perseverance

Postmedia News

It's not just tourists that like the beaches in Puerto Vallarta. Sea turtles love them, too. Female turtles, specifically Olive Ridley sea turtles, come in droves every year to the Puerto Vallarta beaches, where they were born, to lay their own eggs.

Winners of Sea Turtle Drawing Contest to be Announced in La Penita de Jaltemba

Riviera Nayarit Convention & Visitors Bureau

On Saturday, June 29, 4:30 pm, we will announce the winners of the Sea Turtle Drawing Contest at the El Naranjo Turtle Camp. There are 20 finalists in each of the two categories of first to third graders and fourth to sixth graders.

Turtle Release Season in Puerto Vallarta: An Adventure for the Whole Family


Come and enjoy a beautiful sunset along with the incomparable experience of contributing in preserving an endangered species. The sea turtle release season in Puerto Vallarta is about to start.

Volunteers Needed for Turtle Release Programs During the Summer Months

CVB of Riviera Nayarit

Assisting at a turtle release in Riviera Nayarit is one of the most endearing activities one can do in our destination. It’s also possible to witness a turtle coming out of the water to lay its eggs in the sand, and experience the miracle of life.

Discovering Treasures Inside "Golf Balls": Little Olive Ridley Turtles

I am very glad that initiatives like this one are having support; the kind that protect local animals and educate people. After volunteering at that camp, I went from knowing the basics about turtles to actually care about them.

Rescued Hawksbill Turtle Returned to the Sea

CVB of Riviera Nayarit

The endangered Hawksbill sea turtle that was found last May with a hook in her throat recovered completely and was reinserted to her natural habitat on July 22, 2012, in Riviera Nayarit.

Guests Help Baby Sea Turtles at Puerto Vallarta Resort

Los Angeles Times

Because a beach full of tourists is not a safe place for turtle eggs, the CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort collects the nests, incubates them in an on-site nursery and counts on guests and their children to release hatchlings into Banderas Bay.

Puerto Vallarta Begins Annual Release of Turtles

El Semanario

The objective is to protect this species in danger of extinction and has the support of authorities, hotels, restaurants, fishermen and the community of Puerto Vallarta.

Mexico Announces Capture of Rare Vaquita Porpoise

Agence France-Presse

Mexico said Saturday it had captured a rare vaquita marina porpoise - a female of reproductive age - as part of a last-ditch bid to save the critically endangered species.

Sea Turtles Are a Conservation Success Story - Mostly

Oceans Deeply

Many populations of endangered sea turtles are recovering, but some continue to drop. Sea turtle biologist Margaret Lamont talks about why differences in biology and ecology hinder some turtles from bouncing back and why the animals are so difficult to study.

A Desperate Push to Save Mexico’s Vaquita Porpoise

The San Diego Union-Tribune

A flotilla of small vessels set off into Mexico’s Upper Gulf of California before daybreak last Friday, launching a daring and desperate quest to prevent the extinction of a species.

Oaxaca Sea Turtle Arrivals Up 20% Over Last Year

Mexico News Daily

The recovery of olive ridley sea turtles over the last decade appears to be well under way as up to 22% more turtles arrived on two beaches in Oaxaca to lay their eggs this season.

Largest Marine Protected Area in North America Created Off Mexico’s Pacific Coast

National Geographic

The Mexican government has announced the creation of a new marine reserve in the Pacific Ocean last week, the largest protected area of its kind in North America.

Mexico Launches Roundup to Save Vaquita Porpoise

Center for Biological Diversity

Wildlife officials in Mexico next week will attempt to capture and protect some of the last vaquita on Earth in a desperate effort to save these small porpoises from extinction.

Sea Turtles Storm Protected Mexico Beach to Lay Eggs


Mexico’s beautiful Playa La Escobilla was crawling with nesting marine turtles this week as they emerged from the sea to lay their eggs on the sandy beaches in their annual migration during the months of August and September.

Tourist Rescues Massive Sea Turtle Stuck on Its Back on Beach in Cozumel


This is the heartwarming moment a sea turtle is saved by a Good Samaritan tourist after it had become stuck on its back.

Lawmakers Approve Reforms to Ban Captivity of Marine Life in Mexico


The plenary approved the reform to prohibit the use of marine mammals of any species, such as whales, dolphins and manatees, in fixed or itinerant shows.

Securing a Bold and Prosperous Future for Our Ocean

National Geographic

The ocean is powerful, but not invincible. It is rich, but not inexhaustible. For humans to thrive in the coming centuries, we will have to be smarter about how we approach the 70 percent of our planet the ocean covers.

Last-Ditch Recovery Efforts to Save Mexico's Vaquitas

IBTimes UK

It's hoped that a breeding program in a sanctuary for vaquita porpoises could eventually allow larger numbers to be released back into the wild.

Poachers Arrested by Mexican Navy to Save the Nearly Extinct Vaquita Porpoise

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Six fishing boats engaged in illegal activities were spotted by Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in Mexico's Sea of Cortez, ending in their arrest by the Mexican Navy.

Thieves Riding Donkeys Steal Sea Turtle Eggs on Southern Mexican Beach

The Associated Press

On the same day that a Mexican sea turtles were released to the sea, thieves stole newly deposited eggs from nests.

Saving Mexico's Endangered Sea Turtles Will be Good for Tourism Too

The Conversation

Mexico can keep its place as one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world by respecting its coastal ecosystems. In doing so, it will also protect the sea turtles that call its beaches home.

Mana Fighting to Help Sea Turtles with Clothing Line

The Associated Press

Mexican rock band Mana, known for its environmental activism, is stepping into the fashion industry with Ritos del Sol, a line of ecofriendly jeans and T-shirts for men and women, in fight to save endangered sea turtles.

Mana Launch Ethical Fashion Line to Aid Eco-Charity


Mexican rockers Mana are launching their own clothing line to help save sea turtles.

Locals Protect Endangered Turtle Eggs from Poachers on Oaxacan Beach

Fox News Latino

It’s the time of the year when thousands of marine turtles descend on a less-than-10-mile long strip of sand in the state of Oaxaca on Mexico’s Pacific coast to lay their eggs.

Forsaken Dogs Adopted and Trained in Central Mexico for Canine Tournament

New China TV

These abandoned dogs are lucky to see a decisive turn for a better life. In Mexico's central state of Aguascalientes, they are being trained by professionals who eye a chance for them to become champion canines.

In Isla Mujeres, Marine Conservation Through Art

Caribbean Journal

On a small island off the Caribbean coast of Mexico, a group of artists are working to promote marine conservation in a rather special way.

These Wired, Fake Turtle Eggs Could Track Down Poachers and Crack Illegal Trade

The Washington Post

Smooth to the touch and perfectly round, these ping pong ball-size eggs could easily pass for any of the millions laid and buried every year by endangered sea turtles on the beaches along the North and Central American coasts.

NOAA Expert Puts the World in World Sea Turtle Day

NOAA Fisheries

Listen to Manjula Tiwari, a sea turtle scientist with NOAA. Dr. Tiwari works all over the world helping communities that live near sea turtle nesting beaches to protect their sea turtle populations.

Video Inspires a New Generation of Ocean Activists


On World Oceans Day this week, author and activist Joel Harper used the occasion to unveil an animated video based on his popular children’s book, All the Way to the Ocean.

Brewing Up a Six-Pack Ring That Won't Kill Sea Turtles


A biodegradable, edible invention from SaltWater Brewery and creative agency We Believers has people asking, ‘What took so long?’

Couple Sentenced to 6 Months in Prison for Smuggling Sea Turtle Eggs from Nayarit

San Diego Union-Tribune

A Southern California couple was sentenced to six months in prison for smuggling more than 900 endangered sea turtle eggs into the U.S. from Mexico.

Jairo Mora Loved Sea Turtles. They Killed Him for It.

The Daily Beast

It’s not only the drug cartels that use deadly violence to eliminate their enemies. When environmentalists stand up to big business they’re liable to be killed.

Faking Out Poachers with 3D-Printed Sea Turtle Eggs


Conservationists hope to track the black market in eggs by tricking traders with artificial ones that contain wireless transmitters.

97K Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles Born on Mexico Beach


More than 97,000 Kemp's ridley sea turtles were born in recent days at the Playa Rancho Nuevo wildlife sanctuary in Mexico's Tamaulipas state, the National Protected Natural Areas Commission (Conanp) said.

Scientists Warn 6th Mass Extinction Already Here as Species Disappear 100 Times Faster

The world is on the brink of its sixth mass extinction, as animals are disappearing 100 times faster than previously, scientists warned in a new report. They also say humanity could be among the first victims of this extinction.

Environmental Groups Press Mexican Gov't for More Protection for Sea Turtles

Agencia EFE

The Mexican government should immediately impose regulations on the fishing industry in Baja California Sur to avoid penalties over the deaths of loggerhead sea turtles and take measures to protect the endangered species, two environmental groups said.

150 Sea Turtles Found Dead in Mexico Lagoon


Cold temperatures are suspected of killing some 150 sea turtles found in a lagoon of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula.

Mexico's 'Wildlife Without Borders' Program

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

The Wildlife Without Borders - Mexico is working to train over 300 tour operators from Jalisco, Nayarit and Oaxaca on humane and responsible practices when taking care of sea animals like humpback whales and their calves.

Mexico's Vaquitas Could Be Extinct in Four Years

Marine News

New research conducted by an international panel of scientists has revealed that Vaquitas, rare porpoises that live off the coast of Mexico, could go extinct in four years without stepped-up enforcement measures.

Last Chance to Help Save Mexico's Vaquita Porpoise


Fewer than 100 of the marine mammals survive, and the Mexican government is expected to announce a last-ditch effort to rescue the vaquita.

NGOs Petition Mexican President to Save the Vaquita in Advance of Major Decision

Natural Resources Defense Council

Identify problem - vaquita going extinct; identify cause - gillnets; identify solution - ban gillnets. Sounds easy, right? Maybe on paper, but the reality is something quite different.

There Are 2,584 Endangered Species in Mexico

The Yucatan Times

Mexico is a country rich in wildlife and makes up about 10 percent of the species living in the world; at least half of these are endemic. Unfortunately many of these species are endangered or at risk.

Vaquitas in Mexico Could Go Extinct This Month

Wildlife News

With fewer than 25 breeding females estimated to be left and the totoaba fishing season about to get underway this month could determine the future of the world’s smallest porpoise.

Saving the World's Most Endangered Sea Mammal


Humans have driven to extinction four marine mammal species in modern times: Steller´s sea cow in 1768, the Caribbean monk seal in 1952, the Japanese sea lion in 1970, and the Chinese river dolphin in 2006. As you read this, we are on the brink of losing the fifth.

Tourist Videos Police Throwing Turtle Eggs Into the Sea in Manzanillo

Mexico News Daily

It’s turtle season on many Mexican beaches, which brings thousands of sea turtles ashore to lay their eggs — and numerous thieves to steal them. But it’s not often you see someone tossing them away.

Three Arrested in Oaxaca After Search Reveals 10,000 Stolen Turtle Eggs

Mexico News Daily

The three were detained after state authorities and inspectors from the federal environmental agency Profepa conducted a search on a bus in southeastern Oaxaca. The search was part of an ongoing operation to stop trafficking in marine wildlife.

Are Jellyfish Going to Take Over the World? Scientists Have an App for That


Scientists are turning to the smartphone-carrying masses to gather data on the mysterious sea creature.

Warning: This Movie Will Make You Want to Do Something to Save the Oceans

Mother Jones

Mission Blue tells the story of world-renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle as she travels the globe on an urgent mission to shed light on the dire condition of Earth's oceans.

Fascinating Things About Loggerhead Sea Turtles

A popular video making the rounds shows a time lapse view of loggerhead sea turtles hatching in the Florida Keys. It's such an amazing sight to see these tiny sea creatures emerge and head toward the water.

Vaquita, the Mexican Porpoise, Nears Extinction


An international team of scientists says that the critically endangered vaquita, a species of porpoise found only in Mexico’s Gulf of California, is fast approaching extinction and that all gillnet fishing in the animal’s range must be banned.

GoPro Video: Diver Saves Sea Turtle Tangled in Rope


Divers off the coast of Mexico save a sea turtle tangled in rope. Just when you think the turtle will swim away, he comes back to thank the diver for his help.

Mexican Scientists Use Satellite Tracking Devices to Monitor Sea Turtles

Agencia EFE

Mexican scientists in Sinaloa released three loggerhead sea turtles in whose shells satellite tracking devices had been installed for the purpose of monitoring their migratory routes.

International Sea Turtle Society Calls on Mexico to Stop Endangered Sea Turtle Bycatch

The International Sea Turtle Society passed a strongly worded resolution urging Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto to stop the high rates of bycatch of endangered North Pacific loggerhead turtles in commercial fisheries operating in Baja California Sur.

UNODC 'Wildlife Crime: Don't Be Part of It!'

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Each year, while countless species are driven closer to extinction, criminals generate billions of dollars from the sale of protected wildlife products. We're asking YOU to speak out against wildlife crime.

Great News for Trees - Google Is Everywhere


In an attempt to curtail illegal logging, Google has partnered with several environmental organizations to create Global Forest Watch, an interactive online tool that sends out alerts when something’s suspect in the leafier parts of the world.

Sea Turtles' Habitat Deserves Greater Protection

Houston Chronicle

Although the Kemp's Ridley population revived from near-extinction 25 years ago, it seems to be losing ground. Will we allow this to happen, or will we step up to enforce existing laws and put in place new ones where they are needed?

US Calling for Halt to Endangered Sea Turtle Deaths in Baja Mexico Fishery

US House members have urged Obama officials to pressure Mexico to immediately end the needless drownings of Pacific loggerhead sea turtles in a Baja California fishery - a global hot spot for turtle bycatch.

Endangered Turtle Hatchlings Race to Sea in Oaxaca


An incredible full moon was the first sight to greet the thousands upon thousands of endangered Olive Ridley turtles that hatched on a Pacific beach in the Mexican province of Oaxaca.

Searching for Nesting Sea Turtles on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula

National Geographic

SEE Turtles is working to protect endangered sea turtles by growing the market for conservation travel to support small conservation programs around the world.

Tell Mexico: Protect Endangered Sea Turtles

Defenders of Wildlife

For more than 65 years, Defenders of Wildlife has led the fight to save threatened and endangered species with innovative approaches that help wolves, polar bears, big cats, and other imperiled wildlife survive in an ever-changing world.

Mexico to Play Bigger Role in Protecting Sea Turtles


Mexico has been elected to preside over the Inter-American Convention for the Protection and Conservation of Sea Turtles, or IAC, for the 2013-2015 period.

Sea Turtle Documentary Highlights Conservation

Mother Nature Network

In the epic and eternal battle between sea turtles and fishermen, can both survive? The answer can be yes, according to the new documentary, "Viva la Tortuga!" by students from Pace University.

Jaguars, Ranchers, Loggers and Bureaucrats

Frontera NorteSur

In Mexico and the US-Mexico border states where Panthera onca still roams, serious threats to the creature’s survival derive from poaching, deforestation, climate change, and human encroachment on natural habitat.

NOAA Report: Mexican Fishing Vessels Killing Endangered Sea Turtles


Fishing boats from Mexico killed at least 438 endangered loggerhead sea turtles in July and August 2012, according to a new report about illegal and unregulated fishing issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

We invite you to add your charity or supporting organizations' news stories and coming events to PVAngels so we can share them with the world. Do it now!

Locate Nuestra Tierra

Meet the Charities

Community Services


Animals & Wildlife

Health Care

Youth & Family


Culture & Recreation

Special Interests

How You Can Help

Use Your Powers for Good

Add Your Favorite Charity

Save a Life - Give Blood


Partners for Change

Meet the Partners

Become a Partner for Change


About PVAngels

Add Your Charity

Add Your News & Events

Locate Yourself on Our Maps

Join PVAngels Team

About Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta Local News

Local Event Calendar

Puerto Vallarta Videos

Puerto Vallarta Photos

Historic Puerto Vallarta

Local Area Maps

Important Phone Numbers

CraigsList in Puerto Vallarta

   Stay Connected

    Find PVAngels on Facebook Follow PVAngels on Twitter Sign up PVAngels Newsletter RSS Feeds on PVAngels

Feeding Mexico is a unique blend of community awareness through the posting of local news and events, formal introductions to the charities and their needs, online fundraising, social networking and giving back. Ready to change the world? Join us.

2019 • m3 • this site is part of a charitable conspiracy