Published On: Mon, Aug 21st, 2017

1,400 turtle eggs secured at Isla Mujeres

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“During a joint operation carried out on eight beaches in the municipality of Isla Mujeres, the Federal Police (PF) and the Federal Attorney’s Office for Environmental Protection (Profepa), the Navy Secretariat and the Ecology Department of the island, secured 462 eggs of different species of spawning turtles”, said Commissioner Selene Anabel Nava Gutiérrez, Coordinator of the Federal Police in Quintana Roo.

Profepa delegate in the state of Quintana Roo, Carolina García Cañón, along with other federal and municipal authorities and the Federal Police coordinated an operation during the nesting season of sea turtles to verify the turtle camps that carry out non-extractive activities for the preservation of the different species.

The beaches known as Media Luna, Poder Judicial, Bachilleres Chiapanecos, Acapulquito, Piedra Rota, Barrancos and Rastro, where different turtles go to nest, were monitored by authorities in order to ensure the continuity of its annual spawning cycles.

The safeguarded eggs correspond to approximately 15 nests of the “white turtle” species.

One of the suspects was also evicted from the nesting beach known as “El Hangar” and two others from the beach known as “Invasion”, to prevent any illegal acts in the nesting areas.

Turtle eggs (Photo: La Jornada Maya)

It should be mentioned that the nesting season in the state of Quintana Roo goes from May to August.

With these actions, the Federal Police ratifies the commitment in the prevention and eradication of environmental crimes hand in hand with the Federal Office of Environmental Protection and care of species of sea turtles in risk (Procuraduría Federal de Protección al Ambiente y cuidado de especies de tortugas marinas en categoría de riesgo).

Source: La Jornada Maya



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