May 31, 2013

Protection for those who protect our world’s unique treasures

Conservationist Jairo Mora dedicated his time to protecting endangered leatherback sea turtles from poachers on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica.  On May 30th, he was kidnapped and killed while patrolling the beach.
In the wake of his murder, people worldwide are calling for Costa Rica to respond swiftly and send a clear message that conservationists and ecotourists will be supported and protected in their environmental efforts, and threats and acts of violence by poachers will not be tolerated.
To find out more about this call to action and how you can help, please visit the Justice for Jairo page.