Xcaret Ecological Park has invited all its visitors to participate in the preservation of the marine turtles in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico.
The idea is for all its visitors to login to its Facebook page and for each person that subscribes to their page, the park will donate one peso to the Flora, Fauna and Culture foundation for the preservation of the white turtle and caguama, two species that are found at the coast of Quintana Roo and are now in danger of extinction.
Since the 1st June this year, Xcaret has installed WiFi in the Gran Tlachco, which is the auditorium where each evening there is a show called the Xcaret Mexico Espectacular. This is so that the visitors can share photographs, videos and comments on the social networking sites, particularly on Facebook. This new service is totally free for all the visitors to the park.
Eight years ago, the Flora, Fauna and Culture foundation took responsiblity for the Marine Turtle Program. Seven of the eight turtle species that exist in the world nest in Mexico, and four of those are found in Quintana Roo. Our coastline provides ideal conditions for the turtles alimentation, rest and reproduction.
The beaches of the Mexican Caribbean are one the main nesting places in the world for the white turtle and caguama. However, irresponsible fishing, destruction of nests and the habitat by human activity have led the sea turtles to be considered as species in danger of extinction.
So far today, the Xcaret Facebook page now has 3,222 fans. Please join and also invite your friends to help in the noble cause.
For more information on how to join and about Xcaret please visit http://cancun.travel/en/things-to-do/adventure/ecological-theme-parks/