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Ridley Turtle Conservation in Ostional, Costa Rica

The Ostional Wildlife Refuge, which was developed by the Costa Rican government, allows villagers to harvest Olive Ridley Turtle eggs, but under strict guidelines.


Overall, the number of Olive Ridley nests have grown substantially each year due to a number of partners involved in The Egg Harvest Project (EHP).


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Arribada of Olive Ridley females, crawling up a beach to nest above the high tide level. (Source NOAA, Michael Jensen).