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Conservationists battle to protect turtle eggs  from smugglers


Posted 17/08/2019

Inhabitants of Isla Cañas, in the  Tonosí, district are battling to save thousands of turtle eggs that will be planted in the artificial nursery that they recently finished building.  

The nursery has  150 nests, with a capacity for 120 eggs each, the hatching of around 18 thousand embryos will be monitored and the conservation of five species of turtles that arrive on that island will be guaranteed … but the group carrying out the environmental project is lacking materials.

Augusto Villarreal,  of the Association of Aquaculture, Fishermen and Tourist Agro of the island, reported that they do not have the cartridges used to collect and transfer the eggs to the nursery. Villarreal said the litters have to be deposited in cartridges to maintain the good condition of the embryos.

Smuggling of turtle eggs is one of the activities that threaten the conservation of sea turtles



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Three arrested transporting turtle eggs


Posted 18/09/2019

Three people attempting to transport over a thousand sea turtle eggs in the Tonosí Valley region, of Los Santos, to members of a band that are dedicated to the illegal transfer of this product in the Azuero region.

According to reports from regional security forces, in three operations in the last 24 hours, 1,308 sea turtle eggs were confiscated.

The eggs were illegally extracted from the beaches of the  Cambutal, district of Tonosí, where several species of sea turtle arrive to lay their eggs.

The three cases are being investigated by the Ministry of Environment and the Office of the Attorney  General.



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