Tortuguero National Park

Tortuguero National Park, on the Caribbean coast, is our primary research location. Accessed only by small airplanes or boat, this remote location is a haven for wildlife and was originally established in 1970. Tortuguero is recognised as one of the most important nesting beaches for the green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) in the world, and our project has been working in the area since 2013 studying the interaction between wild felids and their prey species with particular focus on jaguar (Panthera onca) predation of sea turtles.