The Cocos-Galapagos Swimway is an area of ocean rich in biodiversity, measuring approximately 120,000 sq. km, that follows the Cocos Ridge – an underwater mountain range that links the Galapagos and Cocos Marine Reserves. Recent studies have demonstrated that sharks and turtles use the swimway to migrate between the marine reserves, putting them at grave risk to industrial fishing.
Turtle Island Restoration Network and our partners propose a bilateral initiative to protect the Cocos-Galapagos Ridge Swimway between Ecuador and Costa Rica.
Help us save turtles and sharks by creating the Cocos-Galapagos Swimway.
”The Cocos–Galapagos Swimway went from a concept promoted by Turtle Island Restoration Network Executive Director Todd Steiner, to a full-fledged strategic alliance that will help protect migratory species in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. We are delighted to be partnering with MigraMar, Pacifico, the governments of Costa Rica and Ecuador, Turtle Island Restoration Network and others to promote sound science and policy changes in the region.Zdenka PiskulichExecutive Director, Costa Rica Forever