- AMA Mexico works in collaboration with other Mexican organizations, local schools, and universities.
- AMA Mexico is dedicated to developing public awareness of the value of Sea Turtles and their habitats as well as general stewardship over the seashore and waters of the Bay of Banderas. We have active environmental education programs with a special focus on the education of school age children since they are the next generation of stewards for the wildlife of the Pacific Coast of Mexico.
- AMA Mexico supports student interns and volunteers who work to protect Mexico’s natural resources. They help us to communicate the human value of protecting the native flora and fauna of the oceans.
- AMA Mexico is involved in research aimed at determining the best conditions for Sea Turtle nesting and hatchling survival on the beaches of Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, Mexico.
In the video above, biologist Hermilo Esparza measures the mother Olive Ridley sea turtle’s shell dimensions, then removes the freshly-laid eggs. (You can even see a few eggs drop from her oviduct.) Hermilo records the nest location, number of eggs, and other pertinent information. After patrolling the 8.5 mile stretch of beach, the eggs are reburied in nests within the corral, which protects the eggs from raccoons, poachers (who steal the eggs to sell them), as well as suffocation caused by the nest being trampled by people walking on the beach.
Please watch- A Day in the Life of the Nuevo Vallarta Sea Turtle Preserve