Related GLA Programs: Costa Rica: Beachside Service Adventure
Grant Recipient: Asociación Vida Verdiazul (AVIVE)
From 2005 to 2010, the World Wildlife Fund developed el Proyecto de Conservación de Baulas del Pacífico (CBP) the Project for Conservation of the Pacific Leatherback Turtles at Junquillal Beach in Costa Rica to save the critically endangered Pacific leatherback who use Junquillal Beach as its nesting ground. In October of 2010 AVIVE was formed as a community-based organization to continue the work of the CBP and ensure optimal conditions for turtle nesting through active conservation with community support. The organization now protects all local species of sea turtles and works to conserve the local ecosystem and the welfare of the Junquillal community.