the Vital Action Project 2017

$8,821 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 63 people in 21 months

The Vital Action Project (formerly known as Proyecto Huella) is a grassroots non-profit that remains extremely committed to effective direct action. With your support we create programs and take action that yeilds actual results towards liberation and conservation. 

Since 2012 our teams have removed over 6,000 sacks of plastic debris from sensitive coastal habitats. We have been involved in the release of over 65,000 hatchlings from endangered baby sea turtle species. We have provided food and other support to local communities. We have assisted in planting hundreds of trees. We have assisted in the transport and care of dozens of injured wild animals.

In 2016 we established "Vivero Escameca," a sea turtle and habitat conservation project in remote Southern Nicaragua. To date this project has protected almost 11,000 sea turtle eggs from perishing in the illegal poaching trade. The vivero has hatched and released over 9,000 hatchlings from 3 different species of endagered turtle. The program has also created local job oppourtunites as well as a financial reward system for community members assisting in the conservation work.

In 2017, with your help, we will coninue and grow "Vivero Escameca." We plan to expand our conservation patrols onto several beaches in order to protect even more endangered sea turtles. We will also be expanding education efforts and providing more local support through employment opportunities and our rewards systems. We will contiunue to organize beach clean-up and coastal rehabilition efforts including an upcoming two-month focused effort on Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula. We will be initiating a reforestation plan in Southern Nicaragua with the goal of building and supporting strategic wildlife migration corridors. We will also be developing better plans and systems for emergency response, stabilization care, and transport of injured wildlife.

We have big plans and ideas. 
With your donations and support we can get the work done. 

Together our action will make a difference!
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$8,821 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 63 people in 21 months
Created January 14, 2017
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Diana Oppenheim
6 months ago

From “it’s not all about you” workshop. We support you and your work!!

Daniel Albaugh
7 months ago

Let me know if there is a way to auto-donate monthly.

Joan Bristol
7 months ago

Enjoyed releasing turtles with Catalina while at Costa Dulce for yoga retreat. Thank you for working so hard to save these magnificent creatures.

Jill Mulato
8 months ago

Keep up the great work!! Wonderful to see you the other night Tim!!

Nicholas Harmon
8 months ago

Your efforts here are amazing! We really appreciated Catalina and her enthusiasm. We helped release babies twice last week and also found a mother while on volunteer patrol our last night at Costa Dulce on Feb 9. That mother laid 124 eggs and we stayed with Catalina until the end at 1:45AM. Thank you Tim and Catalina!

Jennifer Degen
8 months ago

Just released some turtles to the sea at Costa Dulce this week. Tim and his team are so dedicated and engaging in their work to save turtle eggs. A few of our retreaters stayed up late last night to help a Ridley Turtle lay her eggs. Beautiful Beach for the turtles to survive.

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