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State repairs Xcacel-Xcacelito turtle sanctuary after harsh tropical season

Tulum, Q.R. — The sub-council for the Management of the Xcacel-Xcacelito Marine Turtle Sanctuary Natural Area has begun rehabilitation for the area. Efraín Villanueva Arcos, the Secretary of Ecology, explained that the rehabilitation will also include infrastructure improvements of the Tortuguero Camp.

The government says that the October storms severely affected the infrastructure and the access road for public use, which has caused it to be closed. The staff of the sanctuary, in collaboration with the ZOFEMAT Directorate of the municipality of Tulum, are working on cleaning and restoring services after the impact of the hurricanes.

Rafael Robles de Benito, head of the Institute of Biodiversity and Protected Natural Areas-Ibanqroo, explained that the rehabilitation will be done to provide the sanctuary with an infrastructure appropriate to the size that the site deserves, since it is considered a jewel of nesting sea turtles.