In the lush Amazon region of Peru, a devoted effort is happening to help the yellow-spotted Amazon river turtles, called taricayas. A team of enthusiastic scientists recently released a big group of 3,200 turtles into the river as part of a plan to protect the taricayas species, which is in danger because of hunting. The release was sped up because of a hot spell and drought, shortening the turtles’ usual waiting time from 60–72 days to about 45 days. These small baby turtles, only a few centimeters long, were gently moved to the river’s edge in containers and set free into the water with the help of local children. The faster hatching of turtles in Peru’s Amazon is linked to higher temperatures and El Niño’s impact, causing warmer Pacific Ocean temperatures and various weather effects like heavy rain, heat waves, and Amazon droughts. Protecting the Amazon rainforest is vital for absorbing greenhouse gases and preventing severe climate change. Despite urgency, substantial parts of the Peruvian Amazon have faced deforestation in the past two decades. Biologist Zabryna Pipa Perea, from the Amarumayu Movement, emphasized the release of 3,200 turtles, totaling 23,000, as a significant step in helping the species recover.