Saving the sea turtles of Anguilla: Combining community action with scientific evidence to drive legislative change - CLME+ HUB

    Saving the sea turtles of Anguilla: Combining community action with scientific evidence to drive legislative change


Brief Description:
This project seeks to address the current dearth of vital data about sea turtles in order to inform management and conservation on and around Anguilla. Data will be gathered using a capture-tag-and release methodology and used to identify important foraging and nesting sites. Threats to sea turtles will be assessed and mitigation plan developed. On the basis of the information generated by the project and stakeholder consultations, an Anguilla Sea Turtle Recovery Action Plan will be completed. The project will also train individuals from Anguilla on the biology and conservation of sea turtles, sea turtle tracking and monitoring and marine spatial planning and data analysis. It will also develop a sea turtle eco-tour guide certification programme and certify at least twenty individuals, including local fishers, as sea turtle ecotour guides. A communications component will promote the need for sea turtle conservation. This is a BEST 2 initiative project.

Este proyecto busca abordar la actual escasez de datos vitales de las tortugas marinas con el fin de informar su gesti贸n y conservaci贸n. Los datos se recopilar谩n utilizando una metodolog铆a de captura, etiquetado y liberaci贸n y se utilizar谩n para identificar sitios importantes de alimentaci贸n y anidaci贸n. Se evaluar谩n las amenazas a las tortugas marinas y se desarrollar谩 un plan de mitigaci贸n. Sobre la base de la informaci贸n generada por el proyecto y las consultas con las partes interesadas, se completar谩 un Plan de acci贸n de recuperaci贸n de tortugas marinas de Anguila. El proyecto tambi茅n capacitar谩 a personas de Anguila en biolog铆a y conservaci贸n de tortugas marinas, seguimiento y monitoreo de tortugas marinas y planificaci贸n espacial marina y an谩lisis de datos. Tambi茅n desarrollar谩 un programa de certificaci贸n de gu铆as de ecoturismo de tortugas marinas y certificar谩 al menos a veinte personas, incluidos pescadores locales, como gu铆as de ecoturismo de tortugas marinas. Un componente de comunicaciones promover谩 la necesidad de conservaci贸n de las tortugas marinas. Este es un proyecto de iniciativa BEST 2.
Lead Organization : Government of Anguilla, Department of Fisheries and Marine Resources
Donor: European Commission Directorate General for International Cooperation (DG-DEVCO)
Project ID:
Geographic Scope: National
Project Status: Completed
   Last Update: 07/01/2021

Start Date: 2016-01-04
End Date: 2019-01-04
Project Profile Manager: Stuart Wynne
Contact Email: Stuart.Wynne@gov.a
Contact Phone:
Partners: Anguilla National Trustfund, University of Roehampton
Grant (USD): $486,444.00
Total co-financing (USD): $62,641.00
(Co) financing not originating from GEF:
Participating Country(s):
 Anguilla
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