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Beach at Monterrico
  • Pub Date: Aug 18, 2008 - 1:29 am
  • Turtles of Monterrico Guatemala
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  • Travel Radio Internationals Audio Journeys explore Monterrico Guatemala along the Pacific Coast. For centuries the now endangered turtles have used the narrow strip of black sand beach as the perfect incubator for their fragile eggs.

    Today competition with human activities threatens some of the world's last remaining turtles. The Center for the Study of Conservation, a department of Guatemala's University system is in Monterrico to protect the turtles and surrounding mangrove forests. We meet Sid Eschenbach, president of Green Wave Hotel Association, owner of a beach front lodging and champion for the turtles. We walk through a neighborhood of local residents next to the biotope. We are on our way to meet ranger Poncho Chavez, Sid tells us the history of the Monterrico Biotope. Photo provided by (C) 2008