Help save 500,000 sea turtle hatchlings in Yucatan

by Pronatura Peninsula de Yucatan A.C.
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Help save 500,000 sea turtle hatchlings in Yucatan
Help save 500,000 sea turtle hatchlings in Yucatan
Help save 500,000 sea turtle hatchlings in Yucatan
Help save 500,000 sea turtle hatchlings in Yucatan
Help save 500,000 sea turtle hatchlings in Yucatan
Help save 500,000 sea turtle hatchlings in Yucatan
Help save 500,000 sea turtle hatchlings in Yucatan
Help save 500,000 sea turtle hatchlings in Yucatan
Help save 500,000 sea turtle hatchlings in Yucatan

Project Report | Jun 7, 2023
Sea turtle nesting season update

By Melania C. Lopez-Castro | Project leader

Local volunteers helping with a hawksbill turtle
Local volunteers helping with a hawksbill turtle

Since our last report, many good things happened. In March, we had our training workshop, repaired our oldest ATV and outboard engine, and got a new ATV! Our field technicians went to their respective beaches and got their equipment ready.

Our team began their surveys during the first week of April and is doing excellent job recording females and their nests, despite a few mechanical problems with our ATVs. You will be happy to know that, by the end of May, they have recorded 580 hawksbill nests, 12 green turtle nests, and three loggerhead nests. Of these, 94.11% remained in situ, safely unperturbed.

The hatching season has not started, but it is around the corner. Please stay tuned for our following report to hear about how many baby sea turtles you helped us protect. In the meantime, please help us advocate our project with your peers; you are our best representatives and can convince them to join our quest. Remember that World sea turtle day is June 16th, and it is the perfect occasion to bring us up in your conversation.

 Best regards,

The Pronatura team.

Local volunteers recording nesting data
Local volunteers recording nesting data
Sea turtle tracks on top of tire tracks = new nest
Sea turtle tracks on top of tire tracks = new nest
Our equipment for beach surveys
Our equipment for beach surveys

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Pronatura Peninsula de Yucatan A.C.

Location: Merida, Other - Mexico
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Project Leader:
Melania López-Castro
Merida , Other Mexico
$18,214 raised of $40,000 goal
 
250 donations
$21,786 to go
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