15 Sep Save Sea Turtles, Sharks, and Whales by Creating the Cocos-Galapagos Swimway
The Cocos-Galapagos Swimway is an underwater highway for sea turtles, sharks, and whales that connects Costa Rica’s Cocos Island National Park with Ecuador’s Galapagos Marine Reserve.
Endangered and threatened marine species including whale sharks, green sea turtles, leatherback sea turtles, silky sharks, and scalloped hammerhead sharks use this swimway to migrate between the marine reserves.
When these species leave the protected areas around Cocos and Galapagos, however, they enter the open ocean where they are at grave risk to industrial fishing.
Sign this petition to urge the governments of Costa Rica and Ecuador to:
- Create one of the world’s first bilateral marine protected areas to save highly endangered migratory species from industrial fishing;
- Show global leadership in marine conservation; and
- Leave future generations a better world.