Each year around July, sea turtles flock to the beaches of Tasajera to lay their eggs. Due to a decline in sea turtle population in recent years, an organization called FUNZEL has helped establish a sanctuary on the island. This sanctuary began hatching and releasing turtle eggs in 2014.
Due to various factors, regional sea turtle populations have been declining in recent years. The island is working hard to combat this trend, with nearly 200 000 eggs hatching in the sanctuary over the past two years. In Tasajera, sea turtles represent a prominent community symbol. A decline in turtle population is not only indicative of environmental issues, but it is also harmful to community identity.