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Message of Mérida: Saving Wild Places Will Save the Planet

Article: Message of Mérida: Saving Wild Places Will Save the Planet

For the first time in decades, the eggs of endangered sea turtles buried on a small strip of Nicaraguan beach will not be collected and sold in local food markets. A program developed by nonprofit Paso Pacífico pays residents up to $2.50 for each turtle hatchling that reaches the surf — almost 10 times what they would have brought from the market.