COTORCO is a Costa Rica-based group of people with the shared interest of protecting endangered sea turtles in the area of Carate on the Osa Peninsula. We also work in neighboring La Leona beach, the entrance to the world-famous Corcovado National Park. These pristine beaches run for about six kilometers in total and are almost completely untouched by tourism. These rich and ecologically diverse areas are vital nesting habitats for four species of sea turtle: Olive Ridley, Pacific Green or Black, Leatherback, and Hawksbill. We also go beyond the nesting beaches and into local communities and schools to enable the education of children and adults, and keep awareness about endangered sea turtles raised. Poaching is a major problem in this part of the coast and it is because of this that we work very closely with MINAE, the environmental agency of the government of Costa Rica.