200 million sea turtle hatchlings in Mexico

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From Hispanically Speaking News:

Wednesday September 5, 2012

Over 200 Million Sea Turtle Hatchlings Released by Mexico

More than 200 million olive ridley sea turtle hatchlings have been released over the past six years on La Escobilla beach – in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca – as part of a government conservation program, Environment Secretary Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada said.

The number of olive ridley hatchlings on La Escobilla has increased from less than 200,000 in 1973 to 1.5 million in 2012, an indication that species is making a strong recovery, the federal official said.

The La Escobilla sanctuary is considered the place with the world’s highest number of olive ridley hatchlings, and it serves as the nesting spot for 95 percent of all sea turtles of that species that nest in Mexico, Elvira Quesada said. …

Turtle egg extraction has been illegal in Mexico since 1927, while a total, permanent ban on the capture and sale of sea turtles and their products throughout Mexico has been in place since 1990.

Photo Essay by Neil Ever Osborne. Black sea turtles (also known as East Pacific green turtles) were once considered by some experts to be beyond saving. After a decade of grassroots work by coastal residents and scientists, these charismatic reptiles are making a comeback along Mexico’s Pacific coast: here.

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