Can’t come but still want to help?
Most nests are brought to us by local egg collectors and we happily pay for them so we can safeguard them in our hatchery.
Egg collectors (some would call them “poachers”) are local inhabitants who don’t have a stable income and no other income opportunities. Thus they rely on the extraction of natural resources in order to make a living.
Sea turtle eggs are heavily commercialized in Nicaragua and their extraction from public beaches is NOT regulated – thus, up to 100% of the eggs laid are taken and sold or consumed.
If we don’t buy the nests, the collectors will either sell them to merchants or use them to feed their family.
Adopting a nest is a perfect way to help us cover the costs – no matter where you are.
It is especially important in times when global tourism is halted, as we rely on international volunteers / tourists to finance our conservation activities and especially our sea turtle program.
When we don’t receive volunteers, we have to pay for every egg out of our own pocket – this limits the number of nests we can buy and protect!!!
- Help us protect dozens and hundreds of nests in 2020
- 100% of your donation is used for buying eggs from the rare Hawksbill turtle or the severely poached Olive Ridley turtle
- Your money does not only generate strong and healthy baby turtles, but also feed one local family for several days
By adopting a nest, you receive
- Info as soon as the nest has been purchased
- A personalized Sign in our hatchery
- A Donation Certificate from MEMANTA
- Info as soon as the nest has been released
- Pictures from the release (the pictures might be taken at nighttime with red light)
(you will be redirected to PayPal – this is currently the most direct and convenient way for us to receive money from all over the world)
Make sure to leave us your e-mail address so we can get in touch with you!
10 EUR buys half a nest
15 EUR buys one smaller nest (< 100 eggs)
20 EUR buys one larger nest (> 100 eggs)
Of course you can pay in any currency you want, as PayPal takes care of this.
Thank you and we hope to see you soon anyway!