ENVIRONMENT: 43,000 turtle eggs saved from poachers

Hawksbill turtle

TURTLE EGG  poachers  have been thwarted  by the actions of an environmental group that has collected some 43,000 eggs  from La Cuchilla Beach in Tonosí.

Parrot turtle

The eggs have been placed in an artificial nursery to ensure their survival.

Alexis Rodríguez, president of the environmental group Tortu­Agro de Cambutal, reported that the eggs were taken from some 470 nursery nests.

Hawksbill, green and parrot turtles come to spawn in the area.