Give £20/$30 today and we will send you a thank you and shout out on our social media pages letting everyone know what a great person you are!
Give £50/$75 today and we will send you a Very Cool Building Trust T Shirt.
Give £100/$150 today and in return we will name one of the first hatchlings after you or a person of your choice send you pictures of them and their first swim. Plus the Hawksbill gift,
The Corporate package if you give over £1000 to the project we will include your name on the list of sponsors. This will mean that your name appears with any publication of the project and on a plaque at the entrance to the new facility. We would of course welcome you to visit for the grand opening as our VIP guests.
Sea Turtles are one of the worlds most endangered species and in no place in the world are they more at threat from humans than in Costa Rica where sadly egg stealing and poaching are still every day occurrences. This project will see the improvement of facilities to provide safe hatcheries and nurseries for these gentle sea animals. The facilities will also aim to educate visitors and locals in the importance of protecting the species in the waters around Central America.
Costa Rica has a long and rich coast line bordering the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean, both sides have turtle nesting grounds. Building Trust will work with local conservation groups with a history of protecting marine life in the exact siting and location of the planned facilities. Care will be taken not to have a negative impact on the coastline that we are trying so hard to protect.
The design of the new facilities will make use of both the local vernacular and sustainable techniques. the project will be a tool to educate local people on sustainable building techniques as well as conservation and wildlife protection. Every effort will be made throughout the design process to involve local people with the decision making process and consult on the end product. It is important that the local people feel that they have contributed as much to the design process and decision making as it will ultimately be up to them the degree of success that the project has in protecting this most endangered animal.
Due to the high level of local public involvement in the design there are no images of the project at this stage. We do have a team of designers and engineers, as well as experts in Sea life preservation & conservation that are ready to start the consultation & design work once the funding goal has been reached.
1 month consultation period to be carried out in tandem with material sourcing and selection.
1 month build time which will be announced 2 months prior to start to allow for volunteers to be able to make arrangements to help on the project.
Contact the design team: If you have a question about the project that is not covered in the above information then please feel free to pose it to the design team.