10,000 Marie turtle eggs kept in artificial nests

Earlier this month approx. 10 thousand turtle eggs of different species will be protected in the province of Los Santos in an artificial nursery built to increase the conservation of the species.

 The nursery was built by students and teachers from the Technological University of Panama (UTP). The project aims to protect 9,800 eggs per season, according to Juan Carlos Rivera, one of the members of the group. 

Rivera said that the group worked to collect funds to buy the materials to build the nursery, where students of the different faculties and the personnel of the Ministry of Environment participated.  

It is a nursery for 50 nests per planting. Two sowings per season are made, so there will be 100 nests on average.