World Turtle News, 01/11/2019
In the Amazon, Podocnemis expansa nests along the Juruá River successfully protected by local communities
In the face of its rapid population decline, community residents along the middle section of the Juruá river organized back in 1977 and began protecting three turtle-nesting beaches (known as tabuleiros) during the breeding season.
Today, 18 beaches along a 2,000-kilometer stretch of river are monitored 24 hours per day during the nesting period, according to Campos-Silva, and the long-term results of this community-based conservation effort are exceptional, the UEA study shows.
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Podocnemis expansa females nest in groups, a behavior suspected to reduce predation, and each nest can contain 75-125 eggs.
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Photo from Camila Ferrara.