Good turtle news from Nicaragua

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This video is about hawksbill turtles.

From the Wildlife Conservation Society:

Major comeback for sea turtles: Highest reported nest counts in Nicaragua

December 11, 2014

Summary: Scientists noticed a dramatic increase in nesting of critically endangeredhawksbill sea turtles including the highest nest counts since a conservation project began there in 2000.

A WCS team in Nicaragua reported today a dramatic increase in nesting of critically endangered hawksbill sea turtles including the highest nest counts since a conservation project began there in 2000.

The total nest count for hawksbill turtles in the project area in Nicaragua’s Pearl Cays region has increased some 200 percent from 154 in 2000 to 468 in 2014.

Of the areas monitored, poaching rates have decreased by more than 80 percent. Poaching in 2014 was one of the lowest in project history at approximately five percent. Nest success has averaged approximately 75 percent this…

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