In Pacuare, we are continued to run the project just with the local leaders, one research assistant and the biologist. The nesting season has now finished and we have closed the research station until next year, when we are hoping to reopen it again in time for next season, pandemic permitting.
The green turtle season was small and slow with just few nests, but because of this with a great success rate (almost 100%) of saving nests from poachers.
For leatherbacks, the hatchling numbers were similar to previous seasons (see reports about those here). The eventual poaching rate was around 40-50%, depending on the month.
Thank you again to all those who supported the continuation of work despite the pandemic. For most of you this was by donating from afar this year. But we hope to return in person in 2021 and our expedition dates in May 2021 are on the website. Do join us if you can!