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Conservation in Mexico - Monthly Update February 2007

A 3 metters Crocodile at the Farm

New Crocodile Project forms part of Tecoman Conservation Work

Whilst all the new activities are running well this year in our conservation program, we are particularly excited about the successful start of our Crocodile Project at the Crocodile Farm "La Colorada".

The newborn crocodiles are our priority

Located in a large lagoon called Lacuzahue just 20 minutes away from our head quarters at the biological station (The Turtle Camp) in Tecoman, it is run by Don Chuy who has been working there for the last 15 years and who is really happy to have us there helping him out with the daily activities. At the moment we visit the farm once a week, but as we pass in to the next stages of the biological work our volunteers will have the opportunity to work there three times a week! The work there is hard and challenging but highly exciting at the same time.

At the moment the activities are focused on the newborn crocodiles, as the Projects Abroad volunteers will be involved in the construction of a new aqua- terrarium for them. This new terrarium will provide protection to the baby crocodiles from predators such as birds and small mammals.

The Lacuzahue Lagoon, home of 400 Crocodiles

In addition to this once a week the volunteers will measure and control the amount of food the newborn crocodiles eat in order to study their developing growth.

Although this aspect of the Conservation project is just beginning, we're looking forward to having our volunteers involved in creating and maintaining links with the community and of course saving these amazing creatures.

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