The Sea Turtle Conservancy (formerly Caribbean Conservation Corporation) is the oldest and most accomplished sea turtle organization in the world. Since its founding in 1959, the Conservancy's work has greatly improved the survival outlook for several species of sea turtles. The Sea Turtle Conservancy is a world-renowned leader in sea turtle research and conservation. The mission of the Conservancy is to ensure the survival of sea turtles within the Wider Caribbean basin and Atlantic through research, education, training, advocacy and the protection of the natural habitats upon which they depend. To achieve its mission, the Conservancy uses research, habitat protection, public education, community outreach, networking and advocacy as its basic tools.