Frequently asked questions
Where does the name TICATOVE come from?
While TICATOVE has worked in the conservation of may animals, turtles are deep in our hearts. Our name comes from the spanish name of the three sea turtles that nest in Vieques.
How many turtles nest in Vieques?
Vieques has over 40 sea turtle nesting beaches. We monitor over 500 nests per season making Vieques a key in the sea turtle conservation efforts in the caribbean.
When is the nesting season?
The main nesting season is February to October. That's when the Leatherbacks and Green Sea Turtles come on shore and lay their eggs. Hawksbil Sea Turtles have been known to nest all year.
What can I do to help when having fun at the beach?
When visiting the beach, please pickup after yourself. Leave the beach better than you found it. If you decide to BBQ some lunch, please use designated areas and do not dump coals in the sand.
What do I do if I see a sea turtle?
Turtles are really cool to spot, and the waters around Vieques are filled with them.
How can I help TICATOVE?
We are working hard to conserve and protect the natural resources in Vieques. If you want to help us in our mission you can volunteer or make a monetary donation. Because TICATOVE is a registered 501(c)(3), certain donations could be tax deductible. Contact us for more information.