Help save sea turtles from the endangered species list.
Every year, thousands of Green Golfina Turtles and dozens of endangered Leatherback Laud Turtles come to the shores of Playa Viva to lay their eggs. Each turtle can lay between 60-100 eggs several times in a season. The turtles come to nest year round between May and September. Over the past 50 years of commercial exploitation, poaching, and degradation of nesting and foraging habitats, most species of marine turtle have been placed on the endangered species list.
La Tortuga Viva ("Living Turtle" in Spanish) is a turtle sanctuary in Juluchuca, Guerrero, Mexico. Every night, 365 days a year, dedicated volunteers from the local community patrol the beach front and safely transplant vulnerable sea turtle eggs to be safeguarded from predators in our hatchery. Relocating nests into the sanctuary is crucial to the survival of these baby sea turtles.
GreaterGood.org partners with The Ocean Foundation to protect sea turtles that come to La Tortuga Viva to lay their eggs. Over the past 10 years, GreaterGood and La Tortuga Viva have protected and released over 500 baby sea turtles into the wild!
The Ocean Foundation (501(c)3) is a unique community foundation with a mission to support, strengthen, and promote those organizations dedicated to reversing the trend of destruction of ocean environments around the world. The Ocean Foundation is the fiscal sponsor for Playa Viva. Playa Viva is a sustainable boutique hotel which strives to revitalize and nurture the land on which we are built and the community by which we are surrounded.
Greater Good Charities has ultimate authority and discretion with regard to the distribution of its funds. All expenditures made are consistent with the exempt purposes of Greater Good Charities.