October 19, 2020 (Google Translation) – In compliance with biosecurity protocols, the Coveñas Coast Guard Station of the Colombian Navy actively participated in the development of the “Seventh Sea Turtle Release Day”, held on Isla Múcura, belonging to the Los Corales del Rosario National Natural Park and San Bernardo.
During the activity organized by National Parks of Colombia, the Sueños de Mar Foundation and the Tortugas del Mar Foundation, 25 sea turtles of the “Carey” and “Verde” species were released; including two semi-adult green turtles and one adult.
Educational information was provided on the conservation and preservation of the species, as well as the research and monitoring process carried out by the competent authorities in the protected area of the coast of the departments of Bolívar and Sucre.
Likewise, nesting and hatching experiences were shared on the marine species present in the area, which are in danger of extinction, for which the importance of the integral protection of the fauna and flora and the good use of natural resources.
The Colombian Navy will continue to contribute to the conservation of protected marine species, whose life indicators reveal that out of 1000 eggs, only one reaches adulthood, and the others are affected by various situations such as: coastal erosion, increased tourist activity and the hunting of their eggs by predators of other species, including humans.