Colum Muccio of ARCAS

Colum Muccio of ARCAS

 

Here’s the latest ARCAS news from the nesting beaches of Biotopo Hawaii on Guatemala’s Pacific Coast. Well done to all involved.

“We are entering the height of the sea turtle season and are counting up to 50 turtles per night in 8kms we patrol! As of August 31st, we have collected a total of 6,931 olive ridley eggs. 17% of these were found by our hard-walking volunteers, the rest donated by locals. We are slightly ahead of the egg count for this same time last year. We have also had our first hatchlings: 248 have hatched from 6 different nests. We have renovated the small hatchery thanks to the amazing efforts of Megan Reeve, Ryan Lupton, and Sabine Priestaff. Many thanks to them and all the other volunteers! Let us know if you can make a donation for the Sponsor a Nest program.”

 

For more information about the wildlife conservation work of  ARCAS in Guatemala please see their website.