For eight consecutive years the LUFUSSA company, founded by the Schucry brothers, Luis and Eduardo Kafie, participates actively in the conservation project of the olive ridley turtle, which every year takes place in the Gulf of Fonseca with the aim of preserving this species in danger of extinction.
On Saturday, November 12 will take place the release of 40,000 turtles that have been under the care of the fishermen in the camps supported by Lufussa company turtle. This helps consists in the preparation of 4 sites of incubation artificial level of beach, as well as the supply of a wage equivalent to food by work during them 25 days that hard the collection of eggs in the veda to 40 fishermen selected of Punta mouse, Cedeño, mouth of the river old, Punta Condega and Carretales.
The company also provides for the purchase of materials, acquisition of fuels, payment for specialized technical assistance during the sowing of incubation of eggs, birth of infants, liberation and tabulation of biological data, among other activities in support of the preservation of the environment in the South of the country.
Despite conservation efforts to protect their natural habitat, this turtles are continue being hunted for their meat. They are also popular for his skin, which is marketed for different uses. The olive ridley turtle eggs are often consumed by people. In many places, they end up in fishing nets intended for the capture of other types of aquatic life and many of them are injured or killed while they are on the networks.
Luis Kafie, founder of Lufussa, said “many years of efforts like this will be needed to reverse the dramatic decline of sea turtle populations in our beautiful country. Each of us must endeavor to work to ensure the survival of sea turtles in the Gulf of Fonseca and the environment in general. Much of the work that I mention is aware of our friends about the importance of this work, hoping that the message arrives house to house and manage to thereby our future generations can appreciate the benefits of this environment blessed that we have in Honduras “.