Risk factors in ecosystem of hawksbill turtles (eretmochelys imbricata) from ila playita of machalilla national park

  • Yamel Alvarez Gutierrez Master in Administration Environmental, Universidad Estatal del Sur de Manabi, (UNESUM), Jipijapa, Manabi, Ecuador
  • Lady Vazquez Guillen Environmental engineer, Universidad Estatal del Sur de Manabi, (UNESUM), Jipijapa, Manabi, Ecuador
  • Arturo Hernandez Escobar Ph.D. in Pedagogical Sciences Universidad Estatal del Sur de Manabi, (UNESUM), Jipijapa, Manabi, Ecuador
  • Julio Jaramillo Veliz Universidad Estatal del Sur de Manabi, (UNESUM), Jipijapa, Manabi, Ecuador
Keywords: balance, habitat, hawksbill, risk factors, turtle

Abstract

The results of research work are presented, which was carried out under a non-experimental, cross-sectional and descriptive design. The objective was to diagnose the presence of risk factors in the habitat of Hawksbill turtles, in the Machalilla National Park. Observation methods, document analysis, induction - deduction and interview techniques were applied to officials of the referred institution. Biotic and abiotic factors were evaluated and the results were subjected to the corresponding statistical processing. It is identified that although in the environmental order the studied habitat collects ideal conditions, factors of biotic origin that threaten the balance of that environment subsists.

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Published
2019-03-16
How to Cite
Gutierrez, Y. A., Guillen, L. V., Escobar, A. H., & Veliz, J. J. (2019). Risk factors in ecosystem of hawksbill turtles (eretmochelys imbricata) from ila playita of machalilla national park. International Journal of Life Sciences, 3(1), 31-40. https://doi.org/10.29332/ijls.v3n1.255
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