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Tour agency in hot water after running over sea turtle nests...
A tour company has angered Río Lagartos locals after their vehicles damaged sea turtle nests on the beach — according to Por Esto.
Environmental task force in Quintana Roo rescues 12 endangered species —...
The exotic animals were rescued from illegal captivity and included jaguars, howler monkeys, and crocodiles.
Sea turtles in Yucatán are hatching late. An expert explains.
Marine Biologist, Jesús Manuel Cuevas Medina answers our questions about the health of Yucatán’s sea turtle population and how we can help.
What to do if you find baby sea turtles on the...
Most people realize that it is not a good idea to disturb nesting or baby turtles, but what should we do if one appears to be in peril or distress?
Good news for Yucatán’s sea turtles
Sea turtles continue to be endangered in Yucatán, but a new study suggests that their numbers are beginning to recover.
Rare baby Lora turtles seen in Yucatán for the first time
Ecologists hope to learn more about this species, as well as what brought it to Yucatán in the first place.
Baby turtles head to sea with help of international residents
The nest contained eleven live baby turtles and well over one hundred hatched eggs shells.
Vandals in Chuburná crush and burn sea turtle nest that others...
Sea turtle eggs on a beach at Chuburná Puerto were found trampled, crushed and then burned in a bonfire, local media reported. The destroyed...
Sea turtles are thriving on empty Yucatan beaches
The absence of vacationers and frolicking pleasure seekers has left Yucatan's beaches free and clear for hawksbill and white turtles this season. The chelonian nesting...
Looters grab 3,700 eggs from sea turtle nests in Yucatan
Discovery mars an otherwise healthy nesting season.
Green turtles’ tumors cause alarm in Mexico’s Caribbean coast
While the tumors sometimes go away on their own, there is no treatment or surgery to address FP.
Endangered Hawksbill turtle returns to Akumal after 15-year absence
The news was cheered by staff who run a sea-turtle protection program in this part of the Yucatan Peninsula.
Sea turtles in Yucatan show signs of a rebound
Years of work appears to be paying off at several beach sites, but most hatchlings face long odds.
Fines top 3 million pesos for driving near sea turtle nesting...
The 14 offenders who were caught driving vehicles on a stretch of Progreso's beach a year ago have been fined 3 million pesos, collectively, for putting sea turtles and their nesting areas at risk.
Profepa stops hotel from building on sea turtle nesting site
Environmental authorities have denied permits for a proposed hotel near one of Mexico's most important sea turtle nesting beaches on the Yucatán's Caribbean shore.
Battle lines drawn at Punta Tortugas between Progreseños and environmentalists
Locals claim they are being blocked from their own beaches under the pretext of protecting turtles that do not exist.
153 sea turtle eggs rescued from busy Progreso beach
Rescuers recovered 153 hawksbill eggs that nested on a beach much too busy for baby sea turtles.
Entangled in lobster traps, 500-lb. sea turtle suffocates
A giant leatherback sea turtle found dead on a beach at Chicxulub Puerto had suffocated after she got entangled in lobster traps.
While sea turtles hatch, trucks on beach pose a threat
Citizens have banded together against cars and trucks that menace sea turtles on the beach.
Sea turtles and their habitats are being monitored from space
Researchers from the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) and the Advanced Research Center (Cinvestav) are gathering data to help preserve the tortugas.
Nesting sea turtles to face Easter-week crowds
Sea turtle nesting and Easter week coincides this year, which is worrying to anyone concerned about the fragile sea turtle population.
Fishermen in Progreso rescue abandoned sea turtle eggs
A stash of 135 sea turtle eggs have been found in Progreso and are being guarded by marine students until they hatch.
More than 600,000 sea turtles hatched
Sea turtle hatching season in its final stretch. As of July, there were 800,000 eggs along the Yucatecan cost. Now, the environmental agency SEMARNAT reports a count of around 600,000 baby turtles.