New sea turtle protections in Mexico

Along the “Maya Riviera,” sea-turtle nesting beaches are endangered by development of luxury resort hotels, and nowhere more so than in rapidly growing Tulum (Quintana Roo state).

However, in a major victory for the turtles, Mexico’s federal environmental agency has refused to authorize a new development that encroaches on the Xcacel-Xcacelito Bay, the largest nesting site on the Yucatan Peninsula for endangered green, loggerhead and hawksbill sea turtles.

Source: Proceso (Mexico)

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