The Center for the Restoration of Endangered Marine Species Association (CREMA) is an NGO dedicated to 5 main pillars, whose goal is to protect, conserve and promote ecosystemic management of our marine resources. During our short history, since 2012, we have directed our efforts to:
– on Sea Turtle Nesting Beaches in San Miguel, Corozalito, Costa de Oro and Bejuco in Nandayure, Guanacaste.
– satellite tagging of sharks, rays and sea turtles in Cocos Island National Park and acoustic tagging of bull sharks in Pacific coastal areas of Costa Rica.
– Hawksbill turtle research in the Cabo Blanco Absolute Reserve in the Pacific of Costa Rica.
II. PROSELYTISM AND POLITICAL LOOBY
In this field we have had influence as advisors in decision making to politicians and other public officials, to achieve changes in legislation to save sea turtles and sharks in Costa Rica.
III. PUBLIC CAMPAIGNS
This is a CALL TO ACTION, with which we have achieved the participation of sectors of society such as environmentalists, students, lawyers, tourism, entertainment and the general public, including women and men of all ages, locally and internationally.
Main campaigns: LET’S SAVE THE PACIFIC LEATHERBACK, NO TO SHARK FINNING, SHARKS ARE ALSO WILDLIFE, LET’S PROTECT COCO ISLAND and LET’S TAKE CARE OF MIGRAVIA.
The VOLUNTEERING program is carried out in conjunction with TurtleTrax and focuses on the work of INTERNS, COORDINATORS and ASSISTANTS, who help in all aspects of the Nesting Beach projects.
- RESPONSIBLE ARTISANAL FISHING
Promotes the rational and sustainable use of fishery resources through fishing gear that reduces bycatch of non-target species. It is developed in Punta Coyote and Bejuco, Nandayure, Guanacaste.
If you are interested in donating to CREMA or would like more information about our organization and projects please contact us.
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Shark facts information
Celebrating World Oceans Day. Conservation of oceans is vital for our own survival, cause they sustain the life of Planet Earth.