We just got the monthly stats in from the turtle sanctuary, Tortuga Feliz, at Playa Viva. This is definitely peak season. The team reported for Sept: 714 new nests, 67,451 turtle eggs (avg of 95 eggs per nest) and 29,723 turtles released. In October, the numbers are off the charts: 439 nests, 41,574 eggs and 64,787 turtles released. These are incredible numbers. The work of this group of all volunteers should be highly commended. We hope to help find additional funds to support their activities. The leaders of the Tortuga Feliz told us they believe they are either the largest or second largest turtle sanctuary in all of Mexico.
We just visited the site on Oct 26th and released 2722 turtles. We were told that over 4000 turtles were released the day before. Joining us were new Playa Viva team member Sadie Kaufman, Catherine Krantz (Editor of local magazine “Another Day in Paradise“), Real Estate Agent Tim Sullivan (from Ixtapa Real Estate) and Brian and Kristen Furano (from The Grain Collective).
We hope you can join us in supporting and visiting the Tortuga Feliz.