Sea Turtle Emergency Fund

Billion Baby Turtles supports sea turtle conservation organizations that work to protect sea turtle hatchlings around the world. The funds go towards paying local residents to patrol important turtle nesting beaches, protecting turtles that come up to nest, and ensuring that the eggs are protected. To date, we have helped save more than 4 million hatchlings at more than 40 nesting beaches around the world.

These funds are available to sea turtle projects that have recently faced a sudden loss to facilities due to natural disaster, accidents, or other urgent situations. Also eligible are projects that have faced an unanticipated sudden loss of income. Grants are up to US $5,000 on a one time basis with potential for renewal. There is no specific deadline to apply.


  • Projects in developing countries (no US, Europe, Japan, or Australia though territories are eligible)

  • Projects that support (in significant numbers) species that are listed by the IUCN as critically endangered or endangered (hawksbills, Kemp’s ridleys, greens, and Eastern Pacific leatherbacks)

To date, we have provided emergency funding to:

  • Turtle Conservation Project Sri Lanka: $10,000

  • Ocean Spirits (Grenada): $10,000

  • Latin American Sea Turtles (Costa Rica): $5,000

  • Asociacion Save The Turtles of Parismina (Costa Rica): $2,000

  • Las Tortugas Research Station (Costa Rica): $1,000

  • Provita (Venezuela): $3,000

  • Boca de Tomates (Mexico): $1,000

  • Local Ocean Conservation (Kenya): $2,000

  • Barbados Sea Turtle Program: $2,500

  • ARCAS, Guatemala ($2,000)

  • Comcaac, Mexico ($1,100)

  • Conflict Islands Conservation Initiative, Papua New Guinea ($3,000)

  • Fundacion Kuemar, Costa Rica ($3,000)

  • Gabon Sea Turtle Partnership ($5,000)