The Network

The Save East Pacific Leatherbacks Network began in 2012 when more than thirty regional and international leatherback sea turtle biologists, researchers, NGOs, and experts came together to develop a plan to stabilize and recover East Pacific leatherback turtle populations within ten years. Today, the Network includes over 60 members.

Our Partners

Our partners come from all over the world and across industries. We work with NGOs, government agencies, researchers, and the private sector. Interested in joining us?

The Action Plan

In 2012, more than thirty regional and international experts came together to develop a plan to stabilize and recover East Pacific leatherback turtle populations within ten years. The plan establishes realistic but ambitious population goals, defines key activities to address major threats to East Pacific leatherbacks, and outlines specific actions, metrics, timelines and financial needs to ensure success.
From The Blog

Eastern Pacific leatherback network growing regionally by extending efforts to evaluate bycatch in Mexico, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica

In June 2016, the Eastern Pacific leatherback network – or la Red para la Laúd del Océano Pacifico Oriental “LaúdOPO” in Spanish – convened a 3-day workshop in Mexico City to continue strengthening regional conservation efforts. The workshop, hosted by the Comisión de Áreas Naturales Protegidas (CONANP) and attended by 20 participants from Chile, Peru, […]

Eastern Pacific Leatherback Network “LaúdOPO” launches next phase of conservation efforts for leatherbacks in the region

More than 25 partners from Chile to the U.S. gathered together recently in Lima, Perú, to relaunch an integrated regional effort focused on conservation of critically endangered Eastern Pacific leatherback turtles. This effort continues in support of the EP Leatherback Action Plan released in 2013. The workshop, hosted by Fauna and Flora International, took place […]

Back from the brink? Saving East Pacific leatherback turtles from extinction

Despite major advances in leatherback conservation, East Pacific leatherback abundance remains perilously low, and continues to decrease slowly toward regional extirpation. The time has come to rethink existing approaches, figure out what else needs to be done, and take action to save leatherbacks in the EP. Time is running out on EP leatherbacks, but the […]