• Provincia de Puntarenas


El Progreso
Rancho Quemado
Provincia de Puntarenas
Costa Rica

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ACOTPRO (Asociación Conservacionista para la Protección de la Tortuga Marina del Progreso) is a community association created to unite and empower the local conservationists working to protect the sea turtles nesting in Drake Bay. ACOTPRO was created to protect sea turtles and their ecosystem and to generate economic resources in the community of El Progreso. By promoting good practices, sustainable use of natural resources and responsible tourism, we have been able to release over 70,000 babies into the Pacific Ocean. However, there is still a lot more work that needs to be done in order to continue saving the marine turtle species.​​