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Kids Release Baby Sea Turtles

By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 16 October, 2010

(Acapulco, IG) Students of three elementary schools released 1,350 baby sea turtles from nurseries into the sea on Friday, as part of a Program for the Prevention of Environmental Crime, sponsored by the Guerrero Department of Public Safety and Civil Protection. In a story in the Informado de Guerrero, reporter Daniel Piñeda relates that the program has been successful not only in alleviating the pressure on this species so gravely threatened with extinction, but it also has taught more than 1,100 school children the importance of environmental stewardship. Secretary of Public Safety Héctor Paulino Vargas López added that the environmental protection workshops in the three schools have been attended not only by the students, but by 170 parents and 75 teachers. The program is provided for free. The release of the baby sea turtles was the culmination of the workshop series.

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