Photo gallery – Ten years of turtle conservation in Nicaragua

Turtle eggs were frequently illegally sold at local markets when FFI began working in Nicaragua Photo credit: Juan Pablo Moreiras/FFI

FFI staff meeting with local community protection and monitoring teams Photo credit: Enrique de la Montana/FFI

A new egg hatchery is constructed at Chacocente every year Photo credit: FFI

Turtle eggs are protected in the hatchery throughout their incubation period Photo credit: Alexander Gaos/ICAPO

Chacocente's expansive beaches are an important site for both leatherback turtles and mass nesting of olive ridleys Photo credit: Nicky Jenner/FFI

Olive ridley turtle laying her eggs on the beaches at Chacocente Photo credit: Enrique de la Montana/FFI

Using electronic tags and scanners to identify individual leatherbacks is part of our monitoring programme Photo credit: Enrique de la Montana/FFI

The logo and slogan of our Awareness Campaign - I Dont Eat Turtle Eggs - reached a wide audience Photo credit: FFI

A young supporter of FFIs campaign to reduce consumption of turtle eggs Photo credit: Jose Urteaga/FFI

Environmental education with local schools continues to be an important component of our work Photo credit: Gena Abarca/FFI

FFI teams also work with local market traders to reduce sale of turtle eggs Photo credit: FFI

Olive ridley turtles mating off Nicaragua's shores Photo credit Fabio Buitrago/FFI

Sadly it is not unusual for turtles such as this hawksbill to drown after becoming caught in fishing nets Photo credit: Alexander Gaos/ICAPO

Satellite tags are now being used to track the movements of hawksbills from Estero Padre Ramos Photo credit: Alexander Gaos/ICAPO