Turtle
Image credit: Erastus Kithi
Project

Establishing a Local Marine Managed Area to protect Green Turtles

Duration
2019 - 2020
Location
Kenya
Species protected
Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Project objectives

  • Establish a new community managed marine protected area;
  • Contribute towards a change in Red List Status by protecting 450 turtles and 1200 hatchlings;
  • Ensure that 455 local communities have benefitted from the project;
  • Reduce the number of threats facing turtles in the area;
  • Restore and protected turtle habitat;
  • Initiate Ecotourism plans as an alternative income source for the local communities.

This project is implemented by Community Based Environmental Conservation.

Threaths

Over-exploitation of natural resources & prey depletion

Poaching

Pollution

This project is a part of the IUCN SOS African Wildlife initiative, which is funded by the European Commission’s Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG Devco) through its B4Life initiative.