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The Ecology Branch works to protect the Sea Turtle

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Inspectors of the night tours performed consistently to collect nests and take them to a suitable place for care

To report the presence of a turtle on beaches in the municipality, the citizens, call 3221036433 and cared for by an inspector

Since last July, began the arrival of sea turtles on the beaches of this town to lay their eggs in the sand and return to the sea as they do every year, that's why the city of Puerto Vallarta, through Branch Environment and Ecology, the program performs Conservation and Protection of this species in the littoral Vallarta.

Through this program, agency inspectors perform consistently night tours of inspection and surveillance for the protection of sea turtles, plus it has a nursery in the area of the pier where they deposited some of the nests collected.

It is for this purpose, to contribute to the protection of this marine species, that the City invites all people to report when they see a sea turtle nesting on the beach to phone 3221036433, that number will be attended only by the night shift inspector who is working at the time, so he takes over to collect eggs and take them to the right place for care and proper handling.

They can also call phone 225 9658 and 225 9659, Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm If you wish to volunteer, so you can have direct contact with these species and contribute to their care.

It must be said that since some years and do so far, sea turtles are considered within the global and endangered species (Márquez, 1990), are included in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in red list species as endangered or vulnerable species and in Appendices I and II of CMS (Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals) (IUCN / SSC) in the NOM-ECOL-2001 and Endangered Species Act of the United States, classified as "endangered".

Like the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species and Endangered Wild Fauna and Flora-CITES, so the turtle is a protected species under federal law.

There are eight species of sea turtles, of which seven are living on the Mexican coast and in northern Australia. Of these seven species, has shown the presence of four on the Pacific coast, the Olive Ridley turtle, the green sea turtle, leatherback and hawksbill, olive ridley turtle being the most abundant and most visited beaches in Jalisco to lay their eggs.

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