More than 2 million turtles arrive on the beaches of Oaxaca


The olive ridley turtles arrived to nest on the Morro Ayuta and La Escobilla beaches

There were 2 million 282 thousand 219 olive ridley turtles, which arrived to nest on the Morro Ayuta and La Escobilla beaches.

Due to its arrival, the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (Profepa) implemented various security and surveillance operations to prevent egg looting.

These beaches are sanctuaries for nesting of olive ridley turtles, considered among the largest in the world, and belong to the municipalities of Santa María Tonameca and San Pedro Huamelula.

The Profepa reported that the operations on the beaches are carried out with the purpose of safeguarding the species and for this it works in coordination with the Secretary of the Navy (SEMAR) and the State Police.

Likewise, the attorney general’s office indicated that these operations are also carried out on the highways to stop the traffic of eggs, and that up to now they have recovered and buried 29 thousand 800 eggs for nesting.

It should be noted that the General Law of Wildlife, in its article 60 Bis 1, establishes that no specimen of sea turtle, whatever the species, may be subject to extractive use, whether subsistence or commercial, including its parts and derivatives.


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