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In Peru, more than 6,000 young turtles are released

In Peru, more than 6,000 young turtles are released.

In Peru, more than 6,000 young turtles are released

In Peru, more than 6,000 young turtles are released.

Officials announced on Saturday that more than 6,000 hatchlings of three endangered species of turtles have been released into lakes and lagoons in Peru’s Amazon basin to aid in their repopulation.

In order to accomplish this, wildlife officials gather turtle eggs and move them from the Amazon basin’s natural beaches to man-made beaches, where they are artificially nurtured for 60 days until they hatch.

In the Amazon basin’s waters have been released more than 6,100 juvenile turtles of the taricaya, charapa, and teparo species, according to Gustavo Montoya, director of the Cordillera Azul del Sernanp National Park.

It will be able to repopulate the Amazon’s lagoons and rivers with the release of these threatened species, according to Montoya.

Because of its capacity to absorb greenhouse gases, environmental scientists claim that protecting the Amazon rainforest and its ecosystem is essential for the survival of the planet.

 

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