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  • #10011
    Anne
    Anne
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    Turtle season is here.  The Palladium has an excellent turtle program and protects nests in a safe camp. Bring a turtle safe flashlight to see the miracle of the nesting & hatching turtles.

    Turtle safe light

    • This topic was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by Anne Anne.
  • #10037
    FlyingCrowes
    FlyingCrowes
    Participant

    Not sure if I have a photo or not, but this year’s “camp” recently under construction seems to be a much more sturdier structure than this photo. Can’t believe they install and remove it every year! Kudos to the GP!

    Still checking off Bucket List travel destinations!

  • #10039
    Anne
    Anne
    Keymaster

    Thanks Scott for sharing. If you have a pic please post.

  • #10091
    Boatchick
    Boatchick
    Participant

    The Campamento Tortuguero staff does a wonderful job during “turtle season”…I am so happy the Palladium took this step many years ago to help preserve and design a safe place to transfer turtle nests/eggs, so that these endangered sea creatures have a better chance of survival… The most amazing sight is to see the nest start to “bubble” and then the baby turtles emerge. The staff will collect, and inspect each hatchling and put the information into a log book. The turtles are released at night, please no white lights from cameras or phones, as Anne said ,please bring a turtle safe flashlight, which can be purchased in the US from  turtlesafeonline.com.  the new updated version are rechargeable. And please be respectful of the staff, some speak English and some do not… If you see turtles hatching during the day, please do not try to get them out through the netting, just notify a security guard or life guard and they will contact the staff who will transfer them to a  container, so they can be safely released under the cover of darkness…I saw one girl, rip a hole in the netting because she thought the turtles were in danger. I tried to get her to stop but, she did not under stand English including STOP… I had to run to get a security guard stationed in the hut by Bar La Jarra.Turtle nest hatching

  • #10612
    Anne
    Anne
    Keymaster

    Thanks Boatchick & Blueskies

  • #10622
    Boatchick
    Boatchick
    Participant

    Thanks Brenda for posting the article… Love Turtle Season…!

     

  • #11361
    Anne
    Anne
    Keymaster

    turtle season

  • #12146
    Anne
    Anne
    Keymaster

    Update from Rebeca

    “The “Kantenah Turtle Camp” protects turtles that lay eggs on the bay. As part of our preservation and protection of natural resources program, we keep a record of the number of the females, nests and young turtles.

    From 2012 to 2016, our preservation program counted 4,722 nests and a total of 446,890 released turtles.

    In 2017, 632 nests have been registered and 930 turtles have been released so far.”

     

  • #12563
    Anne
    Anne
    Keymaster

    Most recent countdown from Emma

    1100 nests

  • #12565
    Anne
    Anne
    Keymaster

    Emma reports 1100 nests today.  From another source:

    “This year is supposed to be a banner “crop”

    Cozumel has broken their record already

    Green Turtles will continue to nest until early September

    Logger Head turtles have finished laying”

     

    • #12855
      Boatchick
      Boatchick
      Participant

      This is So exciting… what a great year for the turtles… Thank you to the hard working staff of the Palladium Campamento  Tortuguero…

  • #12851
    Anne
    Anne
    Keymaster

    Julie reports 1218 nests today!

  • #13142
    Anne
    Anne
    Keymaster

    Update from Amber: 1412 nests!

  • #13144
    Anne
    Anne
    Keymaster

    Amber posted this today.

  • #14947
    Anne
    Anne
    Keymaster

    The Camp of Grand Palladium Riviera Maya Resort & Spa Season 2017, a work that must be recognized, almost half miloš of released babies, from 2012 to date and we still have nests to hatch, in this season we are Breaking our own record of past seasons with 1,482 nests. #Rseqroo, #aliarseqroo

    Turtle camp

  • #10604
    Blueskies
    Blueskies
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    Sea turtles, one of the world’s current endangered species, have found a safe haven in Mexico. In order to make our contribution to saving the environment, a few years ago the Grand Palladium Resorts in Riviera Maya developed a program for the conservation and protection of this species which now includes a brand new Turtle Camp.
    According to Felipe Martínez Verde, FHG’s Director of Operations for Vacation Hotels in the Americas, “This year, the hotel has increased its efforts for the protection of this thousand-year-old species with a turtle camp that will help female turtles, and the hatching and care of their young.”
    Every year, from April until October, female turtles come to the shore to lay between 100 and 120 eggs per nest. After a 45- to 60-day hatching period, the baby sea turtles come out of their nests onto the beach. Those who manage to survive and reach adulthood might come back to the same beach to complete their biological cycle. That’s why the Turtle Camp performs night outings to move nests at risks to the fenced hatching area, protect nests in situ and secure hatching, revision and release of baby turtles to the sea.
    The Grand Palladium Resorts in Riviera Maya also provide guests and visitors detailed information about the program, including a series of recommendations for the protection of the turtle hatching area.
    If you’re planning to visit our Resorts, join our efforts to protect these amazing creatures!

    https://www.palladiumhotelgroup.com/en/palladium/prensa/sea-turtles-at-the-grand-palladium-resorts-in-riviera-maya/

    Don’t forget your turtle safe flashlight !

    http://turtlesafeonline.com

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