Re-location of Mexican Turtle Conservation Project
The last few months have seen the exciting opening of our brand new turtle camp at Mismaloya. In co-operation with the local Mexican government, work at the new camp will build on the success achieved at our last camp further down the coast - Roca Negra. The staff have been working hard since July to get everything fully up and running. All this while continuing the crucial conservation work during the height of the turtle season!
Mismaloya camp provides us with the potential to develop and expand our existing work, with 50% more coastline to patrol and plans to construct a fully-fledged Biological Station. We are pleased to report already having seen more rare species of turtles here, such as Black and Leatherback turtles, as well as the more common Olive Ridleys. We are currently on track to beat our own record set at Roca Negra, for the number of eggs collected and baby turtles released into the sea.
With the appointment of a new experienced Biologist, Carlos Ibarra, we are also continuing our aim of extending our important scientific research and conservation work. Recently we have been focusing on observing, recording and researching the feeding patterns of specific species of bats; three of which are on the threatened species list. When searching for some much needed rest and relaxation, the staff and volunteers at Mismaloya have been able to take a dip in the lagoon or soak up the sun on the beautiful beach there!