SEA TURTLE

RIVIERA MAYA – TULUM SEA TURTLE CONSERVATION PROGRAM

Xel-Há is one of the of Flora, Fauna and Culture of Mexico A.C. camps for the Sea Turtle Conservation Program in the Riviera Maya – Tulum.

The program has worked for 37 years in environmental education, conservation, protection and research of sea turtles. Xel-Há is considered a very important beach for the nesting of the loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta).

From 1996 to June 2019, Xel-Há has protected 3,270 loggerhead turtles nests and 8,545 white turtles nests, resulting in a total of 11,815 nests. Having 253,778 loggerhead turtles and 693,942 white turtles, a total of 947,720 sea turtle hatchlings have been released on this beach. Along the 13 beaches, the program has protected 187,827 nests and released 13,567,193 sea turtle hatchlings.

Who does it?

26 employees and more than 40 volunteers.
Nests from 1996 to 2018:
  • Loggerhead: 40, 450
  • White: 147, 343
  • Hawksbill: 30
  • Leatherback: 4
Total registered nests: 187,827

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