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The Urpiano Beach is located in the Nothern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, 3km South of the Pacuare Nature Reserve where Rainforest Concern has the reforestation programme.  Urpiano is a 4.5km strip of beach located between the Caribbean Sea at the East and the Tortuguero Canal at the West.

From March to June every year the leatherback sea turtle come to nest in this area including Urpiano beach. As well as the leatherback, the green turtle and the hawksbill also come to nest in smaller numbers. Rainforest Concern's present proposal is to protect these turtles from poachers and hunters. 

Unlike Pacuare Reserve, which 6km of beach has been protected for 25 years, the Urpiano beach has never been protected. Historically, this beach has been known as a place where poachers and hunters come to poach turtle eggs and kill the turtles. 

However, in its first year of being monitored we are already seing successes. 

 Please click here for our 2017 article on Urpiano and its successes in it's first year. 

Please click here for our 2017 article on Pacuare Nature Reserv.




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