Randall Arauz at the Annual Pew Fellows Meeting in Puerto Varas, Puerto Mont, Chile

About PEW

The Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation is part of the environmental science division of The Pew Charitable Trusts. Working to address critical conservation issues on land and at sea around the globe, Pew’s marine projects in science and environmental conservation are among the world’s largest in size and scope.

Randall Arauz has many years of experience working on environmental conservation in Costa Rica. In 1997, he founded the grass-roots Sea Turtle Restoration Program Association, better known by its Spanish acronym PRETOMA.

At the current meeting Randall is working with a group of experts, on a proposal to create the Marine routhway Cocos-Galápagos, Malpelo-Gorgona to protect migratory species as sharks and sea turtles, joining government efforts, through research, conservation regional policies and international agreements.