Rooted in research, conservation, advocacy, and outreach initiatives, The Leatherback Project (TLP) and its founder, National Geographic Explorer Callie Veelenturf, are determined to protect leatherback sea turtles and other species throughout their global range. Callie’s recent tagging work revealed the Pearl Islands Archipelago in Panama as a critical leatherback hotspot. The Islas Secas Foundation—The Moore Charitable Foundation’s Panama affiliate—is proud to fund Callie’s extraordinary efforts along with the The Philip Stephenson Foundation, including her latest expedition in July to conduct further research and understand the intricacies of conservation in the area.


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