LAST (Latin American Sea Turtles) Association (former WIDECAST-Costa Rica), is member of WIDECAST, an international scientific network with country coordinators resident in more than 40 countries and territories of the Wider Caribbean Region. Our office in Costa Rica is centrally located in Tibás, just outside the bustling capital city of San José. This ideal location enables our staff to maintain contact with community partners and international sponsors alike, in addition to servicing our volunteer programs and pursuing innovative research, conservation, training, and livelihood initiatives in Costa Rica and beyond.

With LAST, our main focus in recent years has been community-based sea turtle conservation on the Caribbean coast – including nesting beach studies at Playa Pacuare (south of Tortuguero National Park), Playa Gandoca (Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge) and Playa Cahuita (Cahuita National Park), as well as In-Water population monitoring in Cahuita National Park. On the Pacific coast we have started to conduct In-Water studies in the Dulce Gulf, on the Osa Peninsula. Currently, we operate beach monitoring projects in Pacuare and In-water studies and Sea turtle rescue at Playa Blanca on the Osa Peninsula.


A Research Assistant’s Eye View

We arrived at the beginning of the month as the new research assistants.  Since our arrival Alice, the resident biologist and project coordintor, has been training us with passion in all the different activities done here: in-water turtle work, mangrove reforestation and sea grass monitoring. Everything has been fantastic: we have already [...][+] read more

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