All marine turtle species are on the verge of extinction. The Olive Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) lay their eggs on nearby beaches. The over hunting of eggs by man and animals moved us in 1994 to create a project to protect them. Up till 2006, more than 58,000 turtle hatchlings have been released into the sea. Such releases are carried out between September and the beginning of January and has become an ecotourism activity of great interest for visitors.