Adaptation of Turtle Beach Junquillal to Climate Change

Carlos Drews
Posted on: 9/16/2009 - Updated on: 3/06/2020

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Marine turtles and their nesting beaches are threatened by sea level rise and overheating, resulting from climate change. A WWF project in Junquillal beach, Costa Rica, joins forces with the community to lead the implementation of adaptation measures, such as: coastal planning in consideration of sea level rise and expected flooding, restoration of coastal vegetation for shade and educating children with a new awareness for the links between climate, nature conservation and community well-being.This video is the abridged (8 min) version of the full length (24 min) documentary "Playas Calientes - Olas Furiosas" (2009)



Drews, C. (2009). Adaptation of turtle beach Junquillal to climate change. Retrieved from CAKE:

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