Turtle releasing

Activity Troncones

ECOT

Ecological Troncones

The camp protects the different sea turtles species and nests, they also keep the beach clean to benefit and conserve the ecosystem.

The volunteers are visiting every morning and night the camp preventing people or animals from removing eggs or destroying the nests to allow a wide production of these.

Managers:

  • Technical advisor: Juan Carlos Rosas Cruz
  • Roberto Rosas Chino
  • Ignacio Cabañas Juarez
  • Olegario Vega

DATES OF TURTLES SPAWN

High season
July – February

Low season
March – July

  • Releasing every month
  • There’s 1000 females average per year (approx) most of them are three different kinds: Golfina, Prieta and Laúd, each female lays 3 times a season in different clutches.
  • An average of 80,000 eggs are collected per year, which 85% are successful hatches.

Turtle release begins at 6:00 p.m. at Restaurant Bistro’s, also we release from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. It will depend on the season of births.

Process:
Turtles are given to you in a container so you can release them into the sea, you’ll be able to take photos and videos taking care don’t step on them.

If the turtle camps continue to be supported, more than 60% of the clutches will be protected. If they have more support, definitely a lot of nests will be rescued.

Sea Turtles in Mexico

It can be considered that there are 7 or 8 species of sea turtles

In Mexico, nesting beaches can be found for all species except one. The turtles that nest on Mexican beaches are the following: