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Sea Turtle Conservation Project

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Sea Turtle Conservation Project Review

From February to September each year, Doña Patrocinia heads the grassroots group that organizes volunteer trips during the nesting period of green, leatherback, and loggerhead turtles. Participants head out at night to comb the beaches for turtle nests, collect the freshly laid eggs, and rebury them in a protected sanctuary intended to fend off poachers and predators. The eggs hatch three months later, and the young turtles are released back into the lagoon. Plaplaya villagers also take part in the project during the height of the turtle season, from April to July.

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