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With the support of individuals, Hawksbill Hope hires local people of Gales Point, Belize to walk the beaches to find and protect sea turtle eggs. Small donations will cover the cost of equipment including wire mesh for protecting nests, headlamps for turtle walking, tape measures, and data ledgers. Contributions to Hawksbill Hope Foundation also provide funding for daily wages and transportation for the local data collectors. Hawksbill Hope continues to seek grants and major contributions to fund satellite tagging of sea turtles.

At three a.m. we awaken by knocking at our door. All in a haze and groggy, I walk to the door to find Dr. Ellis staring back at me. “We have a turtle” she says. All of us know the drill; we get dressed, grab our head lamps, bug spray, and cameras, and walk sleepily to the dock.

-Amanda Ghobadi Summer 2013

When located, turtle nests are marked and a standard set of data recorded. Hawksbill Hope serves as the depository for the data that is being collected and provides support for data entry and record keeping. Hawksbill Hope makes collected data available for educational purposes and is shared with scientist globally.

Snorkeling was easily my favorite part of the trip; seeing all the different organisms in the water was breathtaking.

– Gabrielle Grygotis Summer 2013

Research efforts on other Belizean natural resources is also supported by the Hawksbill Hope Foundation

Hawksbill Hope is dedicated to ensuring that future generations will be able to enjoy the natural wonder of magnificent marine turtles.

Donations of any size are greatly appreciated. You can donate online through PayPal.


Free Hawksbill Hope t-shirt with a $50 donation!!
Please include your size in the PayPal notes, or email me: 


To mail your donation, please send a check to:

Dr Todd Rimkus
Marymount University
2807 N. Glebe Rd.
Arlington, VA 22207


Show your turtle pride!

Organic Cotton Hawksbill Hope t-shirts can be ordered online through Eco Joia.


Thank you to our Donors!

Todd & Julie Rimkus
Judith Rimkus
PJ Shaw
Arthur Banian
George Rabb
Marymount University
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