Critically endangered sea turtles rebound in Nicaragua

by Rachel Baker on December 19, 2014

Its always fantastic news when an endangered species starts to make a comeback.

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Hawksbill sea turtles can be found in tropical waters worldwide, but not very easily. Their global population has fallen more than 80 percent in the past century, due to poaching for their eggs and their beautifully patterned shells as well as beachfront development and entanglement in fishing gear.

Staging a comeback is often difficult for endangered wildlife, especially slow-paced species like hawksbills, which only mate every two to three years and take decades to reach sexual maturity. But thanks to a long game of turtle conservation being played in Nicaragua, these ancient reptiles are finally bouncing back in that Central American nation — part of a broader comeback among Caribbean hawksbills that hints at how local human communities often hold the key to preventing extinctions.

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Easy Christmas Dog Treat Recipes

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The holidays are upon us and we mustn’t forget our furry family members when thinking about our gift list. Here are five recipes for awesome (according to my furry friends) dog treats that can be used to stuff the stockings. Read more: 5 Easy Christmas Dog Treat Recipes Found! 5 super easy and super yummy […]

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This week in science: Games and … BRAINS!

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In Honor of International Coffee Day

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Books for Dog Lovers

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Decreasing Your Cat’s Stress When Going to the Vet

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Creating the Perfect Pet Friendly Nursery

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Superfoods for Senior Dogs

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