All seven species of sea turtles are threatened by extinction due primarily to human impacts. Since 1994, the Puntacana Ecological Foundation has been committed to sea turtle conservation, working with different national and international organizations to help protect sea turtles in the Punta Cana region. The Foundation realizes organized beach monitoring, resulting in the identification of dozens of different Hawksbill turtle nests and the release of tens of thousands of turtle hatchlings.
The Foundation is actively seeks ways to protect nesting turtles by making changes in coastal lighting near the beach and planting native flora to provide better nesting conditions. The Foundation has also carried out a campaign to warn visitors not to purchase artisanal crafts made from turtle shells.