Mexico releases 100,000 endangered sea turtles

 LOS CABOS, Mexico – More than 100,000 endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles were released into the ocean and 1,300 nests were protected along the peninsula of Baja California, according to Carla Sánchez, project manager for the Association for Protection of Sea Turtles.

“We had good results and achieved our objective,” she said.

The Olive Ridley, whose scientific name is Lepidochelys olivacea, is one of six species of sea turtles living in Mexico.

The number of female Oliver Ridley sea turtles throughout the world declined from 89,000 in 1940 to less than 8,000 in the 1980s, when numerous countries, including Mexico and Honduras, took measures to protect the species.

Sánchez spoke at the tourist resort of Los Cabos, where she participated in the XV Meeting of Grupo Tortuguero de las Californias, a gathering of groups involved with protecting turtles.

Sánchez said the rising number of environmental activists has contributed to the increase in Olive Ridley sea turtles.

“More than 2,500 children have attended environmental education workshops and turtle camps located close to Los Cabos,” she said.

Responses to "Mexico saves more than 100,000 endangered sea turtles"

  1. And not only in Los Cabos but in Huatulco, Vallarta, Nayarit, Tecolutla, Playa Ventura, and other sites. Basically it is the olive ridley turtle.It is a great experience, you must to come to Mexico and do it!

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