Sea Turtle Conservation Curacao (STCC) – CURACAO
Sea Turtle Conservation Curacao (STCC) is an NGO, run by volunteers, staff and board. Most of sea turtles are considered endangered and are protected by law. Sea turtles are an important part of our marine ecosystem. Their focus is to ensure their safety and survival, as well as the maintenance of their habitat. STCC does this through conservation, research and education.
Year-round green turtles and hawksbill turtles are seen around Curacao. Between May and December green turtles, hawksbills and loggerhead turtles’ nest on Curacao. There are several threats that are addressed by the volunteers of Sea Turtle Conservation Curacao: pollution, predation, poaching, hooking and ghost gear.