Sea Turtle Conservancy’s geographic focus is the Wider Caribbean and Atlantic because of the region’s unique importance to the world’s remaining sea turtle populations. The colonies of green turtles, loggerheads, hawksbills and leatherbacks that nest at Tortuguero in Costa Rica, Chiriqui Beach in Panama, and in Florida are among the largest remaining in the Western Hemisphere. In response, STC concentrates its efforts toward these critical nesting beaches. The highly migratory nature of sea turtles dictates that STC include the whole Caribbean basin within its geographic scope. Therefore, programs have been initiated in Bermuda and the eastern Caribbean because of the important roles these areas play in the life cycle of sea turtles.