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Fundación Yepez A.C.´s main is sea turtle conservation and protection and overall environmental care. We protect the nesting females, their nests and the hatchlings emerging from the sand. Scientists estimate that only one in 10,000 hatchlings reach reproductive age, so we must do everything within our power to increase their chances of survival. Our conservation program includes daily beach patrols during the nesting season from March to November and the moving of any nests found in dangerous areas to safe locations. One of our most important conservation methods is environmental education, through raising awareness within the local communities, we can help care for the future generations of our sea turtles.