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 Posted: Thu Nov 15th, 2018 04:15 am
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Susan C
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Discovered this scene this morning. The heavy equipment entered the beach West of Delfine condos and drove within meters of a newly laid turtle nest.
What was Pilar thinking to move the sand around during turtle hatching season?
What agency gave them a permit to do this? Just seems wrong when so much effort has been put in to saving the turtles.

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I noticed on What's Up that there is a beach volleyball tournament starting tomorrow. Could this have something to do with it?

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 Posted: Thu Nov 15th, 2018 05:22 pm
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Strange!!! Somewhere I read that the sand operation was to smooth the beach for the turtles. Now I do not know who/what to believe.


But, what I do know is that anglos from Pilar and Delfin are walking their dogs without leashes on the beach of the Estero Soldado protected area. My students are speaking to these people but these visitors are refusing to comply. Not only is there concern for the turtles, but it is ILLEGAL for dogs to be in this section of the beach because it is a bird sanctuary. There are signs both in Spanish and English prohibiting dogs.


So, its not just the heavy equipment. It is also some visitors to Mexico ( some Pilar and Delfin occupants) who choose not to respect the laws of Mexico -- the same laws that exist at bird sanctuaries in the USA.

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I am on the turtle conservation team with Elsa. She has spoke to Pilar condos and is scheduled to give them an educational talk about turtles. Pilar brought in the heavy equipment to level the beach after the big storm washed out a bunch of sand and left big shelves on the usually smooth beach. They did not know or understand anything about the turtles. Elsa is taking action and giving them an educational talk to help prevent this in the future. ❤️🐢

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They didn't plow too high at Pilar. Still an unnecessary risk.

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