Coastal monitors are in charge of patrolling the beach in search of mothers or nests to protect them, and you can help them.
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Only one out of every thousand turtles that are born reaches breeding age.
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Miches Sea Turtle Monitoring and Protection Program

Protortuga is an initiative implemented through an agreement between the El Seibo-Miches Hotel and Tourism Association PROMICHES and the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources, whose objective is to guarantee the best conditions for the reproduction of sea turtles on the beaches of Miches and La Vacama, based on a Public-Private-Community alliance that prioritizes resilient and regenerative tourism development in the Dominican Republic.

Its components are:

  • Monitoring and protection.
  • Education and awareness.
  • Research and scientific dissemination.

Protortuga contributes to the following sustainable development goals:

SCOPE OF THE PROGRAM

Monitored zone

Unmonitored zone

Protortuga has a total reach of about 50 linear kilometers of beach, of which 43 Kms. are permanently monitored during the season, since 2024.

The remaining seven kilometers will be incorporated into the program’s permanent monitoring routes, as it grows and resources allow.

Tortugario

TEMPORADA 2023

Nurseries

SEASON 2023

Carey

Eretmochelys imbricata

2 Events

2 Nests

0 False crawl

82 Hatchings

Green

Chelonia mydas

1 Events

1 Nests

0 False crawl

83 Hatchings

Leatherback

Dermochelys coriacea

27 Events

18 Nests

9 False crawl

507 Hatchings

TINGLAR​

25 Eventos

19 Nidos

19 Caracoleos

309 Neonatos

VERDE

1 Eventos

1 Nido

0 Caracoleos

83 Neonatos

CAREY

1 Eventos

1 Nido

0 Caracoleos

82 Neonatos

Join our mission to conserve these endangered species in Miches and La Vacama, Dominican Republic!

How to support

Report your findings!

Are you in the area? Do you suspect illegal hunting or commercialization of turtles or their eggs? or, Did you identify our tag? We want to know about it!

 

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Medidas

PLAYA ESMERALDA OESTE

Length: 5.5 Kms.
From the Jovero River to Punta de la Finca.
Status: Beach monitored since 2024.
Turtles: Green, Hawksbill.

PLAYA ESMERALDA ESTE

Length: 5.5 Kms.
From the Jovero River to Punta de la Finca.
Status: Beach monitored since 2024.
Turtles: Green, Hawksbill.

PLAYA CELEDONIO

Length: 11 Kms
From Punta del Rey to Cedro River.
Status: Beach monitored since 2024.
Turtles: Leatherback.

PLAYA LIMÓN

Length: 4.5 Kms.
From the Cedro River to Punta Limón.
Status: Beach monitored since 2023.
Turtles: Leatherback, Hawksbill.

PLAYA DE LA BARBACOA

Length: 6.5 Kms.
From Punta Limón to Nisibón River.
Status: Beach not monitored.
Turtles: Leatherback, Green.

PLAYA LA VACAMA

Length: 20 Kms
From Punta el Coco to the Maimon River.
Status: Beach monitored since 2024.

PLAYA ESMERALDA OESTE

Extensión: 5.5 Kms.
Desde el Rio Jovero hasta Punta de la Finca.
Estatus: Playa monitoreada desde el 2024.
Tortugas: Verde, Carey.

PLAYA ESMERALDA ESTE

Extensión: 5.5 Kms.
Desde Punta de la Finca hasta Punta del Rey.
Estatus: Playa monitoreada desde el 2023.
Tortugas: Tinglar.

PLAYA CELEDONIO

Extensión: 11 Kms.
Desde Punta del Rey hasta el Rio Cedro.
Estatus: Playa monitoreada desde el 2024.
Tortugas: Tinglar.

PLAYA LIMÓN

Extensión: 4.5 Kms.
Desde el Rio Cedro hasta Punta Limón.
Estatus: Playa monitoreada desde el 2023.
Tortugas: Tinglar, Carey.

PLAYA DE LA BARBACOA

Extensión: 6.5 Kms.
Desde Punta Limón hasta Río Nisibón.
Estatus: Playa no monitoreada.
Tortugas: Tinglar, Verde.

PLAYA LA VACAMA

Extensión: 20 Kms.
Desde Punta el Coco hasta el Rio Maimon.
Estatus: Playa monitoreada desde el 2024.

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