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Carlos Salas
Carlos Salas

Carlos is a Veterinary Doctor who graduated from UNAM, the most prominent center of higher learning  center in Mexico. Since graduation, he has dedicated his life to sea turtle conservation and has participated in conservation projects for various species in Costa Rica, the Caribbean, the Gulf, and the Mexican Pacific. Since 2007, he has actively collaborated in the Mexico Leatherback Project with the Kutzari Civil Association, he has worked on index beaches such as Barra de la Cruz, Mexiquillo Sanctuary. He currently collaborates in conservation work with an emphasis on leatherback turtles on the beaches of Lagunas de Chacahua National Park. During his time on the leatherback nesting beaches, he has been in charge of temperature projects, data collection, and information generated on the beaches where he has collaborated.

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The Eastern Pacific Leatherback Turtle Conservation Network started in 2012 when over thirty researchers, NGOs, and regional experts came together to develop an action plan to stabilize and restore the leatherback turtle population in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.