Programa Restauración de Tortugas Marinas (PRETOMA)

PRETOMA is a Non Profit Civil Association, with headquarters in San Jose, Costa Rica. We are biologists, naturalists, conservationists, and citizens concerned over the plight of the sea turtles and the marine habitat in general.

Our mission is to protect, conserve, and restore, the populations of sea turtles that use the marine environment of Costa Rica to either nest, feed, or migrate. We also work to protect the diverse habitats along the Central American isthmus and international waters upon which they depend during their different life stages.

We strive to work directly with the social groups that interact with the sea turtles, such as coastal communities and fishermen, respecting their cultural and economic needs.