Sea turtle hatchery in Nicaragua pays poachers for eggs
Communities in northwestern Nicaragua are rallying to save the critically endangered hawksbill turtle.
In the northwest corner of Nicaragua, there is a large estuary called Padre Ramos. This beautiful mangrove swamp is an important transition zone between the land and the sea, a place where the water is calm and fluctuates with the tide. Padre Ramos has been a nature reserve since 1983 and is important because it is one of only two known nesting areas (of significant size) for the critically endangered Eastern Pacific hawksbill sea turtle.