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Fundaci?n Yepez A.C. (the Yepez Foundation A.C.) is a non-profit organization, dedicated to the conservation and protection of sea turtles and the environment. We initiate and fulfill and conservation projects, community projects, environmental education, mangrove and endemic tree reforestation and organize projects such as beach clean ups.
All of our projects are implemented through methods that are sustainable and environmentally friendly . Our main objective is the protection and conservation of sea turtles on the Gulf coast of Veracruz in Mexico. We patrol a total of 43 km to protect and care for sea turtles that come to lay their eggs on our sanctuary. The nests that are found in dangerous areas are oved to safety and protected until they hatch. This way we can help protect this endangered species.
There is perhaps no creature more global than the sea turtle, with a shared responsibility of people all over the world. Traveling across all the great oceans, they lay their eggs on beaches around the world. The small baby turtles emerge from the sand on these shores, and if they are lucky enough to reach adulthood, they embark on journeys that mark thousands of miles and many international waters. We invite you to come visit us to learn about the work we do, about the turtles and to help us protect our environment. We invite you to visit us to learn about the work we do and to learn about the last dinosaurs on our planet earth - the sea turtles. We invite you to become a part of our project and to help us care for our beautiful blue planet.