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Huber has always been a fisherman and some years ago, he used to hunt sea turtles - which is illegal.

In fact, in his town everyone came to Huber as the recognised chef for preparing sea turtle "caguamadas."

In 2007, Huber got involved with tourism, and at first he just looked at it just as a job, preparing food for tourists, but in reality, the tourists and the work was not what he expected.

Huber's Story

Tourists would come to the beautiful Magdalena Bay and work with other fishermen like Huber on a sea turtle conservation project, capturing turtles, collecting data and releasing them into the wild.

Huber worked with them and saw how they appreciated the nature and wildlife that surrounded his community. He learned to appreciate for the first time, that sea turtles are worth much more alive, and then it was through the sea turtles that he started to appreciate nature almost like he was seeing it through a different set of eyes.

Since then, Huber has participated in the sea turtle conservation program, helping recruit other fishermen to the project, and proudly sharing their natural patrimony, with travellers from around the world, school children and in the local community.

It is also through tourism that Huber learned the skills and self-confidence that allowed him to launch his own small catering business. Tourism has changed him in so many ways: "I feel like it has been a journey and I am now a more complete person. I like to think my story can inspire other people like me."