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A little about Playa Zipolite, The Beach of the Dead . . .

Playa Zipolite, Oaxaca, Southern Mexico, on the Pacific Ocean. A little bit about my favorite little get-away on this small world of ours.

Zipolite, a sweaty 30-minute walk west from Puerto Angel, brings you to Playa Zipolite and another world. The feeling here is 1970's - Led Zep, Marley, and scruffy gringos.

A long, long time ago, Zipolite beach was usually visited by the Zapotecans...who made it a magical place. They came to visit Zipolite to meditate, or just to rest.

Recently, this beach has begun to receive day-trippers from Puerto Angel and Puerto Escondido, giving it a more TOURISTY feel than before.

Most people come here for the novelty of the nude beach, yoga, turtles, seafood, surf, meditation, vegetarians, discos, party, to get burnt by the sun, or to see how long they can stretch their skinny budget.

I post WWW Oaxaca, Mexico, Zipolite and areas nearby information. Also general budget, backpacker, surfer, off the beaten path, Mexico and beyond, information.

REMEMBER: Everyone is welcome at Zipolite.

ivan

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Monday, August 24, 2015

MEXICO DEPLOYS DRONES TO PROTECT SEA TURTLES FROM POACHERS Miguel Bravo | August 21, 2015

MEXICO DEPLOYS DRONES TO PROTECT SEA TURTLES FROM POACHERS

drones over mexico's sea turtles
In the country’s bid to fight against poachers, Mexico is using a new weapon in its war against sea turtle poachers. Drones.
Mexico has one of the highest sea turtle populations in the world, with an estimated 1.1 million nests in 2014.
The area of La Escobilla has the highest nesting numbers of any place on Earth. Playa de Escobilla Sanctuary is a waterfront sanctuary for sea turtles in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, with an area of about 30 hectares. During 2014, an estimated 36 million sea turtles were born in all of Mexico.
With August being the start of peak nesting season, Mexican authorities are deploying two drones to keep watch over the areas of Morro Ayuta and La Escobilla beaches in the state of Oaxaca. Sea turtle meat and eggs are protected under Mexican law but continue to be poached and illegally sold in both domestic and international markets.
The Mexican government estimates tens of thousands of the country’s sea turtles are killed each year to egg poaching and illegal fishing practices. Mexico fishermen kill about 2,000 loggerhead sea turtles each year. Loggerhead sea turtles are on the endangered species list.
On Wednesday, federal prosecutor for environmental protection, Guillermo Haro Belchez, said that the drones are watching over La Escobilla and Morro Ayuta beaches in Oaxaca state. Officials aim for “full coverage” of the area to help them fight poaching.
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