Protecting Sea Turtles and their Habitat through Research, Conservation & Education
STCC is an NGO, run by volunteers, staff and board. Most of sea turtles are considered endangered and are protected by law. Sea turtles are an important part of our marine ecosystem. Our focus is to ensure their safety and survival, as well as the maintenance of their habitat. We do this through conservation, research and education.
Year-round green turtles and hawksbill turtles are seen around Curacao. Between May and December green turtles, hawksbills and loggerhead turtles nest on Curacao. There are several threats that are addressed by the volunteers of Sea Turtle Conservation Curacao: pollution, predation, poaching, hooking and ghost gear are examples.