July 17, 2018

SUFB 507: Columbian Army Dispatched To Protect Black Land Crab In Providencia

SUFB 507: Columbian Army Dispatched To Protect Black Land Crab In Providencia

The Columbian government have dispatches the army to protect migrating Black Land Crabs who travel to the coast from the dry, dense forests on the Island of Providencia to lay eggs and where the larvae develop in the Ocean for a few weeks after which...


The Columbian government have dispatches the army to protect migrating Black Land Crabs who travel to the coast from the dry, dense forests on the Island of Providencia to lay eggs and where the larvae develop in the Ocean for a few weeks after which they migrate back to the forests where they become adults. 

Tourism has shot up over the past few decades adding pressure to the survival of the black crabs as the crustaceans are delicacies on the island. The decrease in population has left fishers and businesses that rely on the crab fishery as its primary source of income out fo work. 

The Columbian army is dispatched to ensure that the crab migration is not interrupted by hunters and fishers to allow for a more sustainable food and income source.

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