Venezuela returns 5,000 turtles to their natural habitat

Venezuela returns 5,000 turtles to their natural habitat

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As part of the National Plan for the Conservation of Biological Diversity, aimed at the protection and preservation of endangered and threatened species, the Venezuelan government, through the Ministry of the Environment, put into practice measures to care for and reinsert species in risk in the Mapire sector, in the Anzoátegui state.

The National Plan for the Conservation of Biological Diversity also contemplates the rescue of species such as the Orinoco and coastal caiman, marine and green turtle breeding, as well as the conservation of national birds associated with wetlands, including the flamingo and others that they are found in marine-coastal areas.

Currently, Venezuela is among the first ten nations with the greatest biological diversity on the planet and sixth in the American continent. In that group are Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, China, India and Australia.

The country has a wide biodiversity expressed through numerous ecosystems, a diversity of species of flora, fauna, fungi and microorganisms, as well as extensive genetic and agrobiological resources that give it an alternative for economic diversification.

Most of the reinsertions are made in the center of the Orinoco River, to prevent the chelonians from staying on the beaches and becoming easy prey for predators. An excellent measure by the Venezuelan government, hopeful and beautiful.

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