the Vital Action Project 2017

$2,375 of $12k goal

Raised by 14 people in 2 months
Tim Rusmisel  SARASOTA, FL
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 endagered baby sea turtle species. We have provided food and other oppourtunities to local communites. We have assisted in planting hundreds of trees. We have assisted dozens of injured wild animals.

In 2016 we established "Vivero Escameca," a sea turtle and habitat conservation project in remote Southern Nicaragua. This project has protected almost 9,000 sea turtle eggs from persihing in the illegal poaching trade. The vivero has hatched and released over 6,000 hatchlings from 3 different specie of endagered turtle. The program has also created local job oppoutunites for as well as a finacial reward sysytem 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 beaches further north and south in order to protect even more endagered 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 a 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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$2,375 of $12k goal

Raised by 14 people in 2 months
Created January 14, 2017
Linda Middlesworth
1 day ago

I am amazed by you! Thank you for your incredible work Tim. Much love to you.

Shanan CAmpanaro
1 day ago

This Donation is from Eskayel Inc. to help directly with the Escameca turtle project. :)

Jaime & Melissa Nichols
4 days ago

Great speech and performance at AJ's house. Glad we were able to make it. Your group does amazing work! -Jaime and Melissa

Peggy Bean
4 days ago

I am so inspired by what you and your volunteers are doing to make the planet safer for animals - and humans!

5 days ago
Lance Wenzel
7 days ago

Keep doing what your doing Tim.

1 month ago
Joy Lopez
1 month ago

Great work, Tim!

Lori Thorp
2 months ago
Genifur Taylor
2 months ago

Thank you for your dedication to the turtles : )

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