Turtle Project

Turtle Project

The Tamar project is an NGO that works on the research, protection, and management of the five species of sea turtles that occur in Brazil, all of which are under threat from extinction. Tamar is recognized as one of the most successful marine conservation experiences in the world, noted for its work in raising awareness of dangers to the environment. Its visitor center in Florianópolis is the only one in the southern region of Brazil and is located on the beach of Barra da Lagoa, 25 km from the city center.


In Florianópolis, the project operates the Tamar Museum, an initiative which assists in the work of environmental awareness and education of visitors, communities, and fishermen. The site hosts infrastructure that includes five observation tanks with examples of four of the five species of sea turtles that spawn in Brazil.


Every day guided tours are held, lasting one hour, going through the main actions of the project to protect sea turtles in Brazil. On Saturdays and Sundays, it is possible to accompany the animals during their bathing and feeding hour, an activity much anticipated by children.


Another very special moment is the release that happens at least once a month, where turtles which are ready are returned to the sea. During the event, children can touch the turtles, and the journey of the animal to the water is an emotional experience.


Visiting the Tamar Project is a program for the whole family. Contact us and schedule your visit.

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