Día Internacional del Manglar // International Mangrove Day

Sabes que?
“La tortuga marina de la especie carey ha cambiado su hábitat tradicional –que consistía de arrecifes de corales o rocosos– por estuarios de manglar, para poder sortear las amenazas a su existencia.”
La Prensa, Septiembre 2011

Trabajamos con Iniciativa Carey del Pacifico Oriental (ICAPO). Juntos con los otros miembros, trabajamos para promover la recuperación de la tortuga carey (Eretmochelys imbricata) en el Pacífico Oriental. Restaurar y proteger los manglares y esteros es importante por las tortugas carey.

Did you know?
The hawksbills in Central America “spend the majority of their lives nesting and foraging in the mangroves.” As Alex Gaos, executive director of the nonprofit Eastern Pacific Hawksbill Initiative (ICAPO), has said “we still do not know why they adapted to this habitat, but we believe it may be due to a lack of coral reefs in the region.”
LA Times, September 2011

Under the auspices of ICAPO, we work with other member organizations to understand the Eastern Pacific Hawksbill sea turtle and to protect its nesting and foraging habitat. Mangrove restoration and protection is important for this critically endangered species.

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