The olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), also known as the Pacific ridley sea turtle, are the second smallest and most abundant of all sea turtles found in the world; this species of sea turtle is found in warm and tropical waters, primarily in the Pacific
Daniel Ríos, in charge of the Turtle camp, said that despite the lack of resources in Conanp, they are still working for the conservation of the species
There are about one thousand six hundred Golfinas Turtles that have made their arrival at the beaches, considered the most extensive conservation priorities of the entire planet, six hundred less than the same period last season, although this is due to fluctuations in populations, he said.
“Here the dominant species is the Golfina turtle, this year we have not had other species as in other years the black turtle arrives, fortunately with this preparation of the community, despite the lack of resources, despite a number of things Well, Conanp is still working. ”
The specialist said that this decrease in the arrival of turtles is more a natural process than in an extinction process, however, to prevent this, social programs are being worked on within communities, especially where Verde Camacho is located, so that The inhabitants learn to take care of their natural heritage.
He added that to date they have released approximately 80,000 Golfina turtle and estimate to reach one hundred thousand during the first weeks of January.
Source: linea directa
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