Mexico adopts drones to detect turtle egg poachers

Mexican authorities have deployed drones on southwestern beaches to protect sea turtle eggs from being poached.

With some 600,000 turtles arriving here each year, Morro Ayuta is considered one of the five largest sanctuaries in the world for the species.

But human greed is stopping many of these eggs from ever hatching.

Environmental activists estimate that up to 80 percent of the beach’s turtle eggs are poached.

But drones use may change the situation.

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