How we can help ?
Donating to the nonprofit organization Innoceana 501(c)3 is one way in which you contribute to the protection of vulnerable marine species in the South Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, helping to rescue animals entangled in fishing gear. Your donation will help to:
Buy a boat to monitor the coasts and locate animals in distress.
Create a trained network of disentanglement experts: provide special disentanglement tools, train local communities and tour operators to perform rescues of whales and other marine animals such as entangled sharks, sea turtles, whales, dolphins and rays.
Support Innoceana’s projects and researches to develop new technologies and strategies to conserve and protect the area.
Develop citizen science programs to educate and raise awareness of the population on plastics and industrial fishing issues.
Put pressure on local authorities, through a competent legal team:
to vote on a bill banning industrial fishing, gillnets and fishing fleets, during the whale breeding season,
to define the corridor between Caño Island and Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica as a national Marine Protected Area (MPA).