As humans, we can affect the environment around us in so many ways. Throughout history, humans have shown a complete disregard for nature and the delicate balance that exists between us and the rest of the world. From nuclear reactor meltdowns to commercial oil spills, humans generally suck at keeping Earth healthy and thriving. This story is just the latest example of humans interfering in the ecosystems around us, and causing harm to nature that would never happen if we weren't constantly interfering with our environment. An extremely disturbing set of events happened recently at the Ostional Wildlife Refuge in Northwestern Guanacaste, located in Costa Rica. The refuge is one of the world's biggest nesting spots for Oliver Ridley Sea Turtles, which is a vulnerable/threatened species. It is also the only place in the world where it is legal to harvest the eggs of these sea turtles. The turtles will come on shore about once or twice a nesting season, for three to five days to lay and bury their eggs. Unfortunately this time, a mob of locals and tourists stopped these sea turtles from nesting. Check out the pictures of these humans who have a complete disregard for the beauty of the nature they are interfering with.
The income from the sale of the eggs are used to fund the guards who patrol the beach and research. Apparently they need to pump more of it into guards for the beach if this is what is happening.