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.

Sea Turtle of Curacao

Activity Reports

Take a look at our yearly activity reports to learn more about our goals, achievements and tasks that we accomplish every year.

The Challenge

Sea turtles are endangered species. They face several human-made threats. Pollution of their habitat is a big threat, loss of (nesting) habitat is another. Most people do not realize that Curacao has sea turtles and that are protected by law. Creating awareness is a very important aspect of the work Sea Turtle Conservation Curacao is doing. Stimulating behavioural changes to stimulate better care for the sea turtles and oceans benefit all marine life and humans as well.


  • During every monitoring round, STCC volunteers will pick up pollution on the nesting beaches
  • Monthly clean-up events are organized
  • A lot of effort is put into education and outreach
  • We help hooked and entangled turtles
  • We inform the public about sea turtles and best practices – we use social media to reach a large number of people – we publish a monthly news letter – we give presentations for companies and school classes
Underwater clean-up

STCC is a proud member of the Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network (WIDECAST), and it is through our WIDECAST partnership that our conservation activities are strengthened to include a regional impact.