SEEtheWILD announces two new destinations for sea turtle conservation tours: El Salvador and Nicaragua. To celebrate, SEEtheWILD is offering a Nicaragua turtle sweepstakes and a tour guided by famed explorer Fabien Cousteau.
BEAVERTON, USA – (Ecotourism-Newswire.com – June 16, 2011) -- After a successful first three years, SEEtheWILD is expanding its wildlife conservation travel offerings to include important new sea turtle conservation sites in Nicaragua and El Salvador. To celebrate this expansion, the non-profit conservation trip planning organization is offering travelers a chance to win a free sea turtle tour to Nicaragua.
Nicaragua is home to major nesting beaches for three species of turtles, including the La Flor Wildlife Refuge, one of the few beaches in the world where thousands of olive ridley turtles nest at one time. SEEtheWILD is working with leading ecotourism operators Wildland Adventures, Reefs to Rockies, and the Mesoamerican Ecotourism Alliance to offer wildlife adventures to this Central American paradise that benefit the turtle conservation efforts of Paso Pacifico. New subscribers to SEEtheWILD’s monthly e-newsletter will be entered to win our Nicaragua Wildlife Sweepstakes in 2012.
El Salvador has made great strides over the past two years in protecting its sea turtles. Turtle researchers recently discovered that Jiquilisco Bay is one of the most important nesting areas for the world’s most endangered turtle population, the Eastern Pacific Hawksbill. SEE Turtles and the Mesoamerican Ecotourism Alliance are offering an El Salvador Sea Turtle Adventure led by ocean explorer Fabien Cousteau. This tour will raise money for Cousteau's new organization, Plant A Fish, to support local hawksbill conservation efforts.
SEEtheWILD is a non-profit conservation tourism project that connects people with community-based wildlife conservation projects. Going beyond the ecotourism mantra of "leave only footprints," SEEtheWILD helps tourists make a positive impact by engaging in conservation tourism initiatives. To date, the project has generated $250,000 for conservation and local communities and covered more than 1,000 volunteer shifts. SEEtheWILD is a project of the Ocean Foundation.
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