There are good Federal laws in Mexico to protect the turtles. But just like in the U.S., there is little funding to enforce those laws, and it’s up to volunteers. I toyed with the idea of getting involved with a project like that, and then thought “wondering around on the beach at night trying to protect turtles and their eggs from greedy lawbreaking men?”. I don’t think so.
He also told me that the police (?) or someone is putting up a security booth on the paved road, right before the dirt road turn-off to the beach. He said it was going to me manned by police 24/7. I am wondering how that would work. They would check ID’s for each of the 60 people on each of the 30 or 40 packed buses that come into Chacala every weekend?