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Adaptation of Turtle Beach Junquillal to Climate Change

Carlos Drews
Created: 9/16/2009 - Updated: 9/24/2019


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)


Published On

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Community / Local
Sector Addressed: 
Conservation / Restoration
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Air temperature
Sea level rise
Species of concern
Water temperature
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Natural Resource Management / Conservation
Incorporate climate change into threatened / endangered species designations
Taxonomic Focus: 
Climate Type: