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2014-10-08 | Research Brief

Livelihoods & incentives towards regulations for protecting turtles: Empirical evidence from Nicaragua

Madrigal, Róger. 2014. “Livelihoods & incentives towards regulations for protecting turtles: Empirical evidence from Nicaragua”
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Massive arrival of olive Ridley turtles

Marine turtles are a flagship species for conservation because of their ecological role in marine ecosystems as well as the existence value that humans attach to them. Despite the legal ban on turtle egg harvesting, poaching and consumption are very common in Nicaragua.