Sad news from Costa Rica

We are saddened by the news from Costa Rica last week regarding the tragic death of Jairo Mora Sandoval, a turtle conservationist working with WIDECAST in Moin on the Caribbean Coast (http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/01/costa-rican-turtle-defender-found-slain-on-the-beach-he-patrolled/).

Endangered leatherback sea turtle returning to the ocean after laying eggs on a Caribbean beach.
Endangered leatherback sea turtle returning to the ocean after laying eggs on a Caribbean beach.

We have walked beaches at night in Costa Rica with the goal of helping protect endangered sea turtles, a goal shared by Mr. Sandoval. And, we have seen how this experience can make a lasting, positive impact on those involved in the effort.

Safety is of utmost importance to us. We do not believe any of our travelers scheduled to work at other beaches with our conservation partners in Costa Rica, or elsewhere, are in danger. If we believe there is a risk at any of the locations where we send clients, we will make necessary adjustments. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.