Costa Rica: police to patrol nesting areas of turtles to protect eggs in Limón

Posted on April 13, 2013 • Filed under: Costa Rica, Enviromental Issues

From Monday, police will be trained in Lemon protection of nesting leatherback turtles that come to nest on the Caribbean coast. The forces of this province coordinated with the Coast Guard, the Ministry of Environment and panels and the GAO and the IPU to start patrols in Westphalia, Moin, Bocana of Matina and Vizcaya. Erick Calderon, regional deputy director of the security forces, said the police will be trained in technical aspects, such as handling of forfeiture, a process that will start next week. In principle, four to six officers will be assigned to these patrols, in coordination with Coast Guard and Ministry of Environment. Read Article

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