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WIDECAST, San José, Costa Rica

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Address: Tibas, 200 metros norte y 25 oeste de la Municipalidad de Tibás, casa a mano izquierda, con rotul
San José, /////  
Costa Rica
Fax: 506-22417149
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 600
Number of People Being Served: 3
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Mission Statement


The collective mission of the network is to realize a future where all inhabitants of the Wider Caribbean Region, human and sea turtle alike, can live together in balance; where healthy populations of sea turtles fulfill their ecological roles and economic potential; and critical natural habitats are sustainably managed.

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WIDECAST, an expert network of biologists, managers, community leaders and educators in more than 40 nations and territories, is committed to an integrated, regional capacity that ensures the recovery and sustainable management of depleted sea turtle populations. We ask ourselves: What would a sustainably managed sea turtle population look like? What would it look like to a government? To a fisher, a coastal community, a child? To a hotelier, a dive operator, a tourist? What would it look like to a reef, a seagrass bed, a sandy beach? Each of these entities, and many others, relies upon and/or benefits from the sea turtle population in measurable ways. Borrowing the parlance of sustainable development, a sustainably managed sea turtle population might be defined as one that meets the needs ? ecological, economic, socio-cultural, political, aesthetic, spiritual ? of the present without compromising the ability of the population to fulfill these roles in the future. To this end, WIDECAST seeks to bring the best available science to legislation and policy; to education, training and outreach; to conservation and advocacy; and to in situ research and population monitoring. If policies aimed at sustainability are our goal, what do such policies look like? What role can an individual (a community, a nation) play? This conservation program is designed to empower you to make more informed choices, choices rooted in the belief that the decisions we make today will create the choices (and opportunities) of tomorrow, just as the decisions of generations past have painted the landscape that we see today.

WIDECAST, an expert network of biologists, managers, community leaders and educators in more than 40 nations and territories, is committed to an integrated, regional capacity that ensures the recovery and sustainable management of depleted sea turtle populations. We ask ourselves: What would a sustainably managed sea turtle population look like? What would it look like to a government? To a fisher, a coastal community, a child? To a hotelier, a dive operator, a tourist? What would it look like to a reef, a seagrass bed, a sandy beach? Each of these entities, and many others, relies upon and/or benefits from the sea turtle population in measurable ways. Borrowing the parlance of sustainable development, a sustainably managed sea turtle population might be defined as one that meets the needs ? ecological, economic, socio-cultural, political, aesthetic, spiritual ? of the present without compromising the ability of the population to fulfill these roles in the future. To this end, WIDECAST seeks to bring the best available science to legislation and policy; to education, training and outreach; to conservation and advocacy; and to in situ research and population monitoring. If policies aimed at sustainability are our goal, what do such policies look like? What role can an individual (a community, a nation) play? This conservation program is designed to empower you to make more informed choices, choices rooted in the belief that the decisions we make today will create the choices (and opportunities) of tomorrow, just as the decisions of generations past have painted the landscape that we see today.

Mission Statement: The collective mission of the network is to realize a future where all inhabitants of the Wider Caribbean Region, human and sea turtle alike, can live together in balance; where healthy populations of sea turtles fulfill their ecological roles and economic potential; and critical natural habitats are sustainably managed.

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