4 THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT SAVING ENDANGERED SEA TURTLES IN CANCUN
With only 1 in every 1000 babies surviving to adulthood, efforts to save endangered sea turtles in Cancun are not just heart-warming, they are vital. Like many tourists, four different species of turtle like to come back to their favorite spots on the beaches of the Mexican Caribbean year after year, and in the face of a real threat of extinction, they really appreciate a helping hand!
Although predominantly associated with a number of luxury all-inclusive resorts in Cancun, Palace Resorts, through its Environmental Committee of the Palace Resorts Foundation®, has collaborated with official sponsor, Fomento Ecológico Banamex, for 14 years, by establishing the Sea Turtle Conservation Program, adding to initiatives made by the private sector in this part of Mexico to protect species in danger of extinction. This means that a number of guests at certain properties get the chance to be up close and personal with hatchlings, one of the loveliest things to do in Cancun.
So, how hard is it for these little guys to actually make it to the day of the release? Here are 4 things to keep in mind as you say bon voyage to a recently-hatched baby sea turtle.
Participants and spectators alike utter a resounding “awwww” as they watch the miniature creatures waddle clumsily towards the water.