Tamar Project

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Sea Turtle Project, the TAMAR was created in 1980 to protect from extinction five species of turtles which use the Brazilian coastline to feed and reproduce.

Since 1991, TAMAR has been working in Ubatuba, north coast of São Paulo, developing a program to protect these species in feeding areas, with activities focused on environmental education, scientific research and social and community actions involving local residents.

With the voluntary support of sinners have been saved and marked more than 5,000 sea turtles entangled in fishing nets.

The Basis of Tamar has a Visitors Center where they are exposed in tanks and aquariums live specimens of four species of sea turtles, replicas and life-size silhouettes, photo panels bilingual Portuguese / English museum with biological parts, the auditorium to view the videos education, children´s play room, gift shop, cafeteria and having as highlight the aquarium with artificial beach and widescreen display, where visitors can watch the turtles submerged.

It has seven tanks of observation and two terrariums with tortoises and freshwater. Visitors are treated by specially trained monitors and ready to provide information about sea turtles and TAMAR.

The project TAMAR operates from Sunday to Thursday from 10am to 18pm and Fri, Sat, holidays and school holidays from 10 to 20 hours.
During the school year closes on Wednesdays for maintenance.

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