Guests Release Turtles in Wild

August 04, 2009
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By Expedition Leader Jorge Salas

During our Amazon Voyage, we explore the Pacaya River, in the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve, the heart of the Amazon. International Expeditions supports a Yellow Spotted River Turtle project in the reserve. This project protects the eggs of these endangered turtles until they are hatched, then reintroduces the turtles in the Pacaya-Samiria.

If you are lucky to arrive during hatching season, you will have the opportunity to release some hatchlings. Here, our good friend Jackie Reasoner of Alabama enjoys this magical moment. Thanks to Jackie and all our fantastic guests for such great memories!