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Old 04-10-2010, 23:25   #46
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I don't like this picture, what the costan rican government should do instead is create farms to get eggs not go into the wild and snatch it at all. this world is very populated and doesnt seem to ease. so for us to eat while maintaining balance in nature farms should be invested in and used. to much over fishing, cutting down trees and damaging the reefs. Tough laws should be created with strong penalties.

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costa rica is crazy about their wildlife conservation. they have all kinds of programs directed towards sea turtles that anybody can volunteer for.

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In reply to Cburger's reply on 4/10 . . . Before bashing the U.S., he ought to spend some real time outside the U.S. to see how Third World people live and how they view conservation: Mexico, Central America, South America, the Bahamas, Caribbean. One cannot avoid the daily affront to Western Civilization's concept of conservation, cleanliness, animal cruelty, pollution, manners, and crime. If you were fair and objective, you would never criticize the U.S., Canada, or Western Europe again when compared to the realities that exist in these countries. Best, Ron
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I have spent a lot of time in Costa Rica including at that very spot. When I first saw those pics I said that it cant be true given Costa Ricas good environmental protection record. Certainly these people were collecting these eggs BEFORE the poachers got them for their own protection. But sadly that does not appear to be the situation. Very sad.

The solution is purely economical and not cultural. Pay these people more to NOT collect than they are paid to collect and the problem will be over. Pure and simple. These people are poor-make no mistake about that. Eggs aren't natural Viagra to the Ticos-they represent cold hard $Colones.
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AtomicPhil, turtle farming would bring it's own set of environmental impacts. There is much pollution involved with fish farming, the impact is great on the wild stocks of salmon. Just potato farming has a huge impact on the Maritime provinces, seaweed harvests in Canada. Artificial cultivation is not always the answer to the problem. Less people on the planet would solve a lot of environmental woes. Good stewardship of the resources is what Costa Rica is providing, yes some of the eggs are eaten, that is part of life. I would be willing to bet that the seagulls and fish don't spend a lot of time considering the impact of eating baby turtles.
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Chill guys...or get your wrists slapped with a non-first strike. The second time might be a first strike. Thanks gentlemen.

Legal or not to take all those eggs, it could not possibly be helping the population. Very very few sea turtle eggs ever reach maturity.

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