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Relocating turtle nests

Relocating nests is a big part of conservation on our turtle project. On a night or morning patrol we look for turtle tracks which lead us to the nest. If the nest is vulnerable to the strong tides or to predators then our experienced staff carefully relocate the delicate eggs to our hatchery. Volunteers dig a new nest for the eggs where they can develop in th safety of our hatchery until theyhatch and can be released back onto the beach!

Here's Ellie placing the eggs into their new hatchery nest! Thanks Ellie for the photo!

Find out more about Costa Rica Big Cats, Primates & Turtles Conservation.

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