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By Playa Viva on June 27, 2020

Lazaro Nogueda Elguera and Tomas Landeros Joven are two young residents of Juluchuca who are passionate about marine conservation and protecting our three local endangered species of sea turtles. At the beginning of the year, they chose La Tortuga Viva (LTV) to conduct their internship with the program Jovenes Construyendo el Futuro, a government-run capacity […]

By odysys_admin on February 26, 2020

La Tortuga Viva's Newest Coordinator Has Hit The Ground Running This past September we welcomed Lorenzo Locci to the Playa Viva team to serve as the La Tortuga Viva Sanctuary Coordinator. A native of the town of Terni in the region of Umbria, Italy, Lorenzo has spent most of his professional career working in conservation […]

By odysys_admin on February 26, 2020

Data Collection Leads to Proof of Impact For those who have had the chance to visit La Tortuga Viva’s sanctuary, you will surely remember the little blue signs that designate each individual nest. Each marker includes data about: the quantity of eggs in the nest,  each nest is assigned a number,  the name of the […]

By odysys_admin on January 29, 2020

What Will You Remember? When we first purchased Playa Viva, I remember distinctly walking the land and coming across the volunteers of the Turtle Sanctuary located on a corner of the property. The leaders of the group approach us and asked, “now that you own the land, will you be kicking us off?” Wow! The […]

By odysys_admin on January 28, 2020

A Retreat That Prizes Service as Well as Mindfulness. This past December we were thrilled to welcome back 109 World to host a second retreat at Playa Viva and to continue their volunteer work with La Tortuga Viva.  109 World is dedicated to "Retreats that improve your happiness and fulfillment through caring for oneself and […]

By odysys_admin on December 24, 2019

Playa Viva's Season 10 Social Impact As 2019 comes to a close, it is a wonderful time for all of us to reflect on the past year and Season 10 of Playa Viva.  We want to take the chance to share with you some of our key achievements in the community in 2019 and thank […]

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