International Seafood Sustainability Foundation

International Seafood Sustainability Foundation

A foundation partnership was formed in 2010 to create the ISSF Sea Turtle Fund. This fund supports grassroots, science-based sea turtle conservation programs and emphasizes the critical need for social change for the recovery of a species. Together, we have raised over $306,000 to support protection of critical nesting sites for endangered Western Pacific Leatherbacks, recovery of foraging and nesting populations of the critically endangered Eastern Pacific Hawksbill, and reduce bycatch of turtles in Peru.

This fund supports grassroots work throughout the world in countries such as Nicaragua, El Salvador, Papua New Guinea and Peru. Through the engagement of local communities- landowners, poachers, fishermen and others- for the long-term protection of sea turtles in their waters and beaches, this fund emphasizes the critical need for social change for the recovery of a species. Projects selected by the ISSF Sea Turtle Fund, such as Project Tamar, have received funds to support the protection of loggerhead turtles in Bahia over the past four years.

Partner Type: 
Foundation