The Happy Turtle project is managed by Robert Adeva and his team of enthusiastic international volunteer managers. Since 2006 Robert has acted as the operational manager and after Paul (the founder) passed away, Robert became the president of the foundation. In support of getting closer to achieving its long term goals,the foundation partnered and has fully handed over the administration of the turtle program to the Latin American Sea Turtles in 2011.
LAST is an international scientific network comprised of volunteer Country Coordinators (mainly sea turtle experts, natural resource professionals and community based conservationists). They seek to bring the best available science to legislation and policy; to education, training and outreach; to conservation and advocacy as well as to on-site research and population monitoring.
The collective vision is to realize a future where all inhabitants of the wider Caribbean region, human and sea turtle alike, can live together in balance; where healthy populations of sea turtles fulfill their ecological roles and economic potential; and critically natural habitats are sustainably managed.
January 2012 saw the opening of the turtle rescue and rehabilitation centre. Volunteers will be involved with the behavioral study and care of rescued adult turtles as they recuperate in tanks with the guidance of an on-site vet.