Where Have All The Turtles Gone?

Can you help this very worthwhile cause? We should do all we can to help nature. By voting you can help this non-profit organisation win and receive $20000 much needed finance. They are currently in second place.

I had the privilege of seeing the huge leather backed turtles coming in to lay their eggs. Go to this link to see them and then vote to help turtle conservation around the world.

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I first met Ingrid Yañez at Playa San Miguel Costa Rica when she was in charge of the sea turtle project for Pretoma, an organization dedicated to protecting sharks and sea turtles.   After few years later,  work took her elsewhere, but we have stayed in touch.  I sometimes lob updates to her about my sea turtle encounters, and she shares news about her efforts (with her husband Alex Gaos) in saving the rapidly-declining populations of sea turtles.  They are presently working diligently in conservation for the highly-endangered hawksbill turtles. (ICAPO)

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Their enthusiasm is infectious about recent discoveries: “Prior to 2007 hawksbills were thought to be essentially extinct in the eastern Pacific…they have been documented using cryptic nesting sites, often located inside estuaries, where they come ashore behind stands of mangroves to deposit their eggs.  They also use these in-land mangrove waterways to forage. “

Eureka! Mangroves?!!! Could that have been…

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4 thoughts on “Where Have All The Turtles Gone?

  1. these mysterious creatures deserve more protection, great post pommepal!


  2. Sonel

    Always great to see how our wildlife is taken care of. Lovely share. 😀 *hugs*


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