Hawksbill sea turtle research in Costa Rica

Hawksbill sea turtles are particularly threatened in the Eastern Pacific ocean, with only 500 nesting females left in the whole region. We have discovered that a small population of juvenile hawksbill sea turtles uses the rocky reefs around the waters of Costa Rica to...

Being a sea turtle is really hard

If you want to help us to save Hawksbill sea turtles follow these steps Share this information. Avoid stores or places where Hawksbill jewelry is selled. Visit the site www.TooRaretoWear.org and sign the pledge.  ...

Monitoring project of the Hawksbill Sea Turtles in Cabo Blanco

https://www.facebook.com/cremarescuecenter/videos/799348500256598/ This project is developed with the help of Iguana Divers, and with the colaboration of the following organizartions: Ocean Tracking Network New England Aquarium Photo Arc Lincoln School Edge Nat Geo...

Help us protect sharks and sea turtles in 2018

Dear CREMA supporters, It's my pleasure to let you in on some great news.  The Sandler Foundation, a passionate supporter of CREMA's shark and sea turtle conservation efforts is matching dollar for dollar new donor contributions and contributions from existing donors...

Costa Rica prepares to export more than 10 tons of hammerhead shark fins

22 international NGOs and 12,000 individuals from around the world express their concern February 19, 2018 – San José, Costa Rica Ten tons of hammerhead shark fins, accumulating in Inversiones Cruz S.A.’s warehouses since March 1, 2015 when the government issued an...

CITES regulations for silky sharks entered into force yesterday

CITES regulations for silky sharks entered into force yesterday Three species of thresher sharks offered the same protection (October 5, 2017 – San José, Costa Rica) As of yesterday, management regulations went into effect for four species of sharks (silky sharks and...


CREMA is a Costa Rican non-profit NGO founded in 2012. We are a marine conservation and research organization working to protect ocean resources and promote sustainable fisheries policies in Costa Rica and Central America.


Direct in the field conservation projects


Research and outreach onboard commercial fishing vessels


Public awareness and education

Policy Advocacy

Litigation and policy advocacy