CommUnity + Collaboration
The fight for social justice is a complex, intersectional, and global lucha. Peace for people also means environmental justice and the right to a healthy planet. In Costa Rica, the movement to protect and conserve nature and wildlife is one of the highest priorities in a country that is rapidly expanding in popularity as a highly desired tourist destination because of its lush rainforests, extraordinary biodiversity, and beautiful beaches. Sea turtles and marine animals are some of the most vulnerable species in the zone and around the world. Historically, sea turtles have been hunted and slaughtered for their meat and their shell. Poachers hunt their freshly laid nests and sell their eggs, all of which is now illegal in Costa Rica but still happens. Turtle are also in danger of habitat loss, ocean debris, and climate change.
Turtle Rescue Cahuita works to combat this problem on a grassroots level. They saw and problem and they have created a solution. In 2020 they have already rescued over 30 nests, containing over 1,500 turtle eggs. Turtle eggs incubate in warm sand for 60 days more or less. The eggs have recently began to hatch and the hatchlings are being released. Spawning season should end in August and hatching season ends in October.
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