More than 100 sea turtles are born in Puerto Vallarta

When more than a 100 turtles were born on a beach in Puerto Vallarta, the Civil Protection and Fire Department of the State of Jalisco (UPCBEJ) was in charge of protecting the new offspring.

Civil Protection protected the 110 olive ridley turtles that were born on the coast of Jalisco. Photo: courtesy of Civil Protection of Jalisco
Civil Protection protected the 110 olive ridley turtles that were born on the coast of Jalisco. Photo: courtesy of Civil Protection of Jalisco

To prevent 110 newborn turtles from falling into the black market nets, the UPCBEJ elements that walked along the beach known as Las Glorias, were alerted by some tourists that these animals had just been born.

Then, the officers were responsible for securing them to prevent them from returning to the sea and becoming food for their natural predators, as well as subjects that capture them and then market them in tianguis.