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ecOceánica is a Peruvian non-profit organization established in 2009 whose mission is to promote and contribute to the conservation and sustainability of marine ecosystems in the Southeast Pacific, with a special emphasis on Peru, through scientific research, management, environmental education and inter-institutional collaboration. ecOceánica leads projects focused on endangered species such as sharks, sea turtles and rays, ecology studies of benthic communities, sustainable fisheries and conservation genetics, among others. In addition to research projects, ecOceánica develops an education program on marine issues and carries out activities and dissemination material, both individually and in collaboration with other institutions.

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The Eastern Pacific Leatherback Turtle Conservation Network started in 2012 when over thirty researchers, NGOs, and regional experts came together to develop an action plan to stabilize and restore the leatherback turtle population in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.