Ostional Wildlife Refuge
Region: North Pacific
This wildlife refuge was set up to protect the nesting sites of the Olive ridley, Leatherback and Pacific green turtles that lay their eggs on the beach between July and December. This is the only refuge in the world that allows the legal harvesting of turtle eggs in an effort to prevent poaching. The locals are permitted to collect and sell a percentage of turtle eggs from the initial three days of every arribada.
In addition to the turtles, this national refuge is home to iguanas, coatis, monkeys and many birds.
WANT TO VOLUNTEER?
Contact the Ostional Wildlife Refuge at (506) 2682-0400 for more information.
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