Oct 24 2015

This past week, SayulitaLife.com spoke with the Campamento Tortuguero Sayulita and discovered that they are still in need of businesses and individuals to sponsor turtle nests. Each nest that is sponsored helps to sustain this invaluable Sayulita program and the funds raised are extremely important to the success of this program. To help this turtle camp meet their needs, Sayulita Life challenged the community to adopt a nest and offered to match the first five nests that were adopted.

After posting this challenge on SayulitaLife.com’s Facebook page, Sayulita locals immediately jumped on the challenge. Within three hours, commitments were made to adopt all five nests. Joyeria Sol and Nutrify for Life each adopted one. El Mercado del Pueblo also adopted one, in memory of Debra Curtis. Casa Jacobo adopted two nests. A big thanks to those businesses that stepped up to this challenge and helped support the Campamento Tortuguero Sayulita!

Between SayulitaLife.com and these sponsors, $3,000 pesos was instantly raised and important equipment was able to be purchased. For instance, thermometers that measure the temperature of the sand, flashlights, and baskets to transport the baby turtles are a few of the items that they were able to purchase.

To date, the turtle camp has made a huge impact in the Sayulita community and has collected 306 nests. There are still many turtle nests available for adoption, and at only 300 pesos ($25), it is an affordable way to make a difference.  You could also volunteer your time, as volunteers are still needed through December to go out at night, looking for turtle nests.  Another way to help the cause is to purchase a Campamento Tortuguero Sayulita t-shirt. These shirts are being sold on Sayulita’s beach at the turtle releases, which are now nightly.

For more information on the Sayulita Turtle Camp, check out our Campamento Tortuguero Sayulita page.