About “Entangled in Costa Rica”

In association with filmmakers The Vegan Pirates, Innoceana produced the documentary “Entangled in Costa Rica”. This short film tells the story of a group of people, some of them members of Innoceana, who rescued two Humpback whales from entanglement in ghost nets. The film explores how everyone, when faced with unforeseen circumstances, can come together to facilitate positive change.

How you can help ?

Donating to the nonprofit organization Innoceana 501(c)3 is one way in which you contribute to the protection of vulnerable marine species in the South Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, helping to rescue animals entangled in fishing gear. Your donation will help to:

  • Buy a boat to monitor the coasts and spot animals in distress.

  • Create a trained network of disentanglement experts: provide special disentanglement tools, train local communities and tour operators to perform rescues of whales and other marine animals such as entangled sharks, sea turtles, whales, dolphins and rays.

  • Support Innoceana’s projects and researches to develop new technologies and strategies to conserve and protect the area.

  • Develop citizen science programs to educate and raise awareness of the population on plastics and industrial fishing issues.

  • Put pressure on local authorities, through a competent legal team:

    • to vote on a bill banning industrial fishing, gillnets and fishing fleets, during the whale breeding season,

    • to define the corridor between Caño Island and Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica as a national Marine Protected Area (MPA).

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You are giving to a 501(c)(3) charitable organization located in United States. This donation will be processed and receipted in USD and deposited to a US bank account. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the laws of your country. Consult your local tax professional.