Sunset World Group Announces the Beginning of Sea Turtle Season in Cancun and the Riviera Maya

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Sunset World Group is announcing the beginning of sea turtle season in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. The season begins in May and Sunset Royal hotel's beach is a favorite for female turtles to lay their eggs.

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Sunset World Group is announcing the beginning of sea turtle season in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. The season begins in May and Sunset Royal hotel's beach is a favorite for female turtles to lay their eggs. That is why the group's security personnel are trained according to the Benito Juárez City Council Sea Turtle Protection Program standards developed by NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010.

The training includes the following aspects:

  • Program specifications
  • Corral placement and construction specifications
  • Conservation techniques
  • Female turtle management
  • Egg collection
  • Nest movement
  • Nest location
  • Egg and nest count
  • Controlled hatchling release
  • Statistical report of eggs, hatchlings and female arrivals
  • Temporary removal of beach furniture

It is worth mentioning that Quintana Roo is fortunate to welcome four of the seven known species of sea turtles: the white turtle (Chelonia mydas), the loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta), the leatherback turtle (Dermochelys Coriacea), and the hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata). Although all four do not arrive every year, during 2019 the following statistics were obtained:

  • White turtle nests 136
  • Loggerhead turtle nests 1
  • Total nests 137
  • White turtle eggs 16,374
  • Loggerhead turtle eggs 112
  • Total eggs 16,486
  • Turtles released 12,209

"We don't want to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, but as a positive side effect, flora and fauna have benefited throughout the world," said Enrique Caldas, Sunset World Group Corporate Director of Security, "therefore we believe that the arrival of sea turtles will increase in the 2020 season," he concluded.

Sunset World Group is a family-owned Mexican company and a leader in the hospitality industry, offering authentic and unforgettable vacation experiences in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. It was founded more than 30 years ago and has grown to offer six resorts, world-class travel services, amenities and a diverse network of operational and marketing solutions that focus on providing the best vacation experiences for its Members and guests. From cultural excursions to water sports, the Members of Sunset World are never far from their next great adventure.

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