Klein Bonaire is the major nesting site for Bonaire’s endangered sea turtles. About 2/3 of the nests we have each year are located on Klein Bonaire. STCB organizes semi-annual cleanups with local partner STINAPA to ensure that Klein’s beaches are free of trash and debris. This gives nesting female turtles clear access to nest sites. Turtle hatchlings also benefit, gaining safe access to the sea.
Each year, adult females lay an average of 50 – 75 nests on Klein’s beaches. Sixty-five nests can result in 6,500 baby turtles hatching and attempting to make their way to the sea!