A 20-year-old plan by the Mexican government to protect the sea turtles is paying off.
Nov. 15, 2013Cameramen and volunteers surround an Olive Ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) as she lays eggs on a beach in Tomatlan, Mexico. Twenty years ago, Mexico's government implemented ecological plans to protect the sea turtles from being hunted for their leather and meat, and established conservation areas and a pay system for local residents to protect turtle nests. Alejandro Acosta/Reuters
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