Join Sabrina Wilson Barrett’s Environmental Project to Safeguard Aruba’s Sea Turtles

Eagle Beach — Sabrina Wilson Barrett, 18, staying with family members at La Cabana Beach Resort & Casino is a young woman with a big heart. For her high school senior project in 2013, she started making bracelets and key-chains, made of natural materials, selling them at the resort and donating all proceeds to the local Turtugaruba.

The plight of the Caribbean sea turtles, fighting for survival in the face of modern beach development, and the need to raise awareness and protection for sea turtles across the globe, moved Sabrina into action and propelled her into hand-making these attractive pieces of jewelry to help raise money for the foundation.
Turtugaruba is a not-for-profit foundation for the conservation of sea turtles and their habitat in the Wider Caribbean, especially on and around Aruba. Turtugaruba is a proud member of the Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network (WIDECAST). The foundation reports that four species of sea turtles are found nesting here, Leatherback Sea Turtle, Dermochelys Coriacea, from March to July; Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Caretta Caretta from May to August; Hawksbill Sea Turtle, Eretmochelys Imbricata from June to November and the Green Sea Turtle, Chelonia Mydas from June to October.
The rays of the sun warm the eggs, the foundation informs, in the nest, which is buried in soft sand during incubation. Hatchlings emerge after 2 months, in the period from 45 to 70 days depending on the species. For more information about conservation of sea turtles in Aruba, you may write to: turtugaruba@hotmail.com