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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 […]