Cura Earth believes that health connects all species. Cūra Earth conducts research, capacity building, and education at the interface of environmental, animal, and human health.
Cura Earth aims to advance health by uniting ecology and the biomedical sciences. The organization's work integrates the fields of anthropology, ecology, human and veterinary medicine, earth sciences, and ecosystem management.
Cura Earth is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing comprehensive international research, conservation, and public health programs.
We are launching a campaign in May for a short time on a crowdfunding site and need to be able to get more supporters and a wider reach at that time. The project is a first of its kind research project focused on the microbiome of hawksbill sea turtles, a critically endangered species that is also an indicator of the fast changing environment it lives in that impacts people's lives and health in the region we work in. This crowdfunding campaign is a keystone in our strategy to scale up our organization and create a larger base of supporters and donors, as well as provide us with data to use to apply to larger scientific and foundation grants. We have also received funding to start a pilot program looking at infectious diseases transmitted to humans from animals via ticks and fleas. Having expert assistance in the marketing, PR, legal issues, and board development will provide us the necessary skills to realize our mission.