My name is Beatriz and I am the founder of this project.
Thanks to Kowabunga Ecoproject, I came to the Oaxacan coast in 2016, directly to Morro Ayuta, a wild beach that attracts more than a million turtles a year.
After several years coming back to Oaxaca coast as a student, volunteer and friend to the people who lived there, I started Tartarukus.
To fund community conservation projects, we engage people in activities led by local groups on the coast of Oaxaca, Mexico, offering volunteer experiences for the conservation of sea turtles and endangered species for 11 days each month, bringing together groups of people who intend to give a little of their time to improve biodiversity protection and rural development.
We also work to disseminate community projects dedicated to ecotourism, as well as develop projects with the communities to strengthen conservation activities. One of our most outstanding projects is the creation of environmental brigades with children from the communities of Ventanilla and Escobilla.
Promote sustainable tourism as a means for the conservation of species.
Disseminate the values of a life not based on the exploitation of natural resources..
Strengthen local groups dedicated to the conservation of species and natural areas.
This project would not work without our allies
Our local partners offer ecotourism services in the coast of Oaxaca. So, if you are planning to get to know Mexico in depth and in a different way, you can’t miss in your travel plan the community projects and collaborate for the conservation of biodiversity, living a unique experience with them.
Centro Ecoturístico Escobilla
Grupo comunitario se ha dedicado desde hace más de 20 años a la conservación del Santuario más importante para la anidación de la tortuga golfina a nivel mundial
Servicios de La Ventanilla
Dedicados a la conservación de uno de los manglares mejor preservados de la Costa de Oaxaca, este grupo comunitario ha ganado el certificado de Paraíso Indígena
ADVC El Gavilán en Cozoaltepec
Este grupo donó la selva El Gavilán a la conservación y desde hace 7 años estudian y vigilan que la selva no sufra amenazas y preserve sus increíbles maravillas.
Siendo los pioneros en ecoturismo en Manialtepec, muestran las bellezas de su pueblo, protegiendo la naturaleza y dando una experiencia especial a los visitantes montando en caballos, los cuales viven en libertad, durante el atardecer en la playa.
Flor del Pacífico
Reiniciando este increíble proyecto de ecoturismo, Flor del Pacífico se enfrenta a la caza furtiva de nidos de tortugas marinas, protegiendo a las hembras durante sus recorridos nocturnos con los visitantes de forma totalmente segura.
Tartarukus was born thanks to the community groups dedicated to conservation in Oaxaca. Our Conservation Experiences project began with the team from the Escobilla Ecotourism Center. Together we guided the first group of volunteers in August 2021.
Our external partners are essential for us to reach more people who want to get involved in conservation through this program:
What do people talk about Tartarukus?
- KEEP THE PLANET
Alessandro dedicated a space in his youtube channel, introducing us to the world through his great initiative that encourages the collaboration and participation of Italians in the conservation of nature.
- THE POLLINATION PROJECT
After a review of one of the projects carried out by the Pollination project team, they gave me the opportunity to participate in an interview, in which I shared my motivations to lead a project within Tartarukus “creating environmental brigades”. From that interview, they decided to dedicate a space for me on their website: (Creating an Environmental Brigade in Mexico (thepollinationproject.org)). With great gratitude, I would like to share the following paragraph from that article:
- OUR VOLUNTEERS
I am deeply grateful for the visit of all the volunteers who have participated in the growth process of our conservation programs, the activities developed by our partners in Ventanilla, Escobilla, El Gavilán and Morro Ayuta, as well as Tartarukus. Thus, I share some of the opinions that have left us in Volunteerworld: (Reviews Volunteer World)