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Over 35,000 endangered sea turtles arrive in nesting grounds

News from Nicaragua | Thursday, 3 October 2013 | Click here for original article

Co-operation between the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (MARENA), the police, NGOs and local communities is paying off with significant annual increases in the number of turtles. A MARENA representative explained how local volunteers protect the eggs from being stolen, while the police set up road blocks and patrol bars and restaurants to prevent the theft and sale of eggs.