Hi, my name is Austin and I will be will working with the endangered Olive Ridley, Leatherback Black and/or Green turtles along the gorgeous coastlines of Costa Rica. Both species' populations are in sharp decline due to over harvesting of eggs, beach development, fishing, pollution, and being killed for their meat and leather. The programs gives me the chance to make an important contribution to the preservation of these species, assisting local communities who carry out conservation work and gaining first-hand knowledge into Costa Rica's biodiversity and culture. This is my first step in accomplishing my dreams of becoming a Zoologists. Animals are my passion and helping other cultures and learning their ways is as well. Any amount you can donate to my cause will be greatly appreciated.