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Cancun records historic sea turtle egg figures

Cancun, Q.R. — The Municipal President of Benito Juárez, Mara Lezama says they have achieved historical figures in the nesting and protection of more than 105,800 sea turtle eggs through the city’s Protection and Conservation of Sea Turtles program.

The protection campaign is carried out from May to December and in less than six weeks after the start of the program, historical figures have been recorded for nesting sea turtles for the 2020 season.

Along 12 kilometers of beach, from the Hyatt Ziva Cancun Hotel to Punta Cancun, the city has seen five leatherback sea turtles arrive for the first time, laying a total of 474 eggs. On May 28, 67 of those eggs hatched and were released into the sea.

The remaining nests, she says, belong to the white, loggerhead and hawksbill sea turtle species.

“With these results, we highlight that it is possible to achieve balance and harmony between economic development, human beings and the generation of opportunities, a city that is everyone’s land,” she added.