El Verde Camacho Turtle Sanctuary

My wife and I work in conjunction with the Verde Camacho Turtle Sanctuary, located just outside of Mazatlán, Mexico. This sanctuary was founded in 1975 with the goal of protecting the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle who lays its eggs on the Northern-Pacific coast of Mexico. 

The sanctuary is in dire need of an expansion and reconstruction, and your kind donations will be greatly appreciated in order to support the  essential conservation and ecological work done there.

All tasks are done primarily by passionate volunteers living in surrounding villages who have received specialized training to preserve this turtle species from extinction.  They also work very hard each year to hand clean the nearby coastline and mangrove wetland of garbage, debris, and pollutants in order to qualify for receiving government certification as a clean beach in a naturally-protected area.

In the past three years, we have helped assist their work by offering tours to the sanctuary in order to educate and raise awareness around this project.

Although the tours help with maintenance of equipment and general upkeep of the building, unfortunately, it is still not enough to take on the major reconstruction needed of the premises and infrastructure of the surrounding area.

We wish to start this undertaking by January 2019, so please feel free to give according to your circumstances - Anything towards this amazing cause will go a long way!

Please visit our website for more information: 


Below is an image of how the Verde Camacho Turtle Sanctuary currently looks:


Donations (0)

  • Jerry Carter 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Jerry Carter 
    • $75 
    • 1 mo
  • Laurel Belk 
    • $50 
    • 4 mos
  • John Elias 
    • $50 
    • 9 mos
  • Sue Kingsley 
    • $150 
    • 13 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Misael Lopez Nevarez 
Richmond, BC
Natalia Jimenez 
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