Tortugueros Las Playitas A.C.

Science Based Conservation

The Incubation Greenhouse gives Thousands of Precious Sea Turtles the Gift of Life!

Incubation Greenhouse

About our Science Based Conservation Program
Sea Turtle nests require a minimum of 26 degrees celcius for successful incubation.  When temperatures drop below 26 half way through the incubation process the embryos development suffers greatly. The baby sea turtles  are born with deformations, blindness and can even die. You can see from the graphs below, each year in November /December the temperature drops far below 26. The Incubation Greenhouse raises the Sand Temperature allowing nests to incubate successfully and even balance gender ratios!  Each year we incubate approximately 10,000 endangered eggs in the greenhouse.

Temperature Graph

Our philosophy is that Environmental Advocates love the ocean and environment because of our positive experiences that have bonded us to them. Help us give positive environmental experiences to young people by sponsoring one of our Education Programs!