The Organos Municipality – Peru

The turtle and the fisherman in the enterprising community of El Ñuro cove

Ñuro Cove is a community that has been facing several challenges. There has been a lack of basic services such as drinking water, sewage, and electricity, in years of delay in the progress of the common good, added to the lack of interest of local and regional governments has caused the same people to seek improvements for their lifestyle. Also, the little academic study in the early years brought social problems, including young people without completing their primary and secondary studies; pregnancies at a very young age, and citizen insecurity. Despite having concerns about tourism the community decided to bet on developing it in a sustainable way with the management of green turtles tourism, a fact that has brought benefits to improve the welfare of its inhabitants and contribute to conservation.

Keywords: coastal wildlife protection , community based, conservation, turtle

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