Credit: Anthony Peezed
Image credit: Anthony Peezed
Project

Marine Turtle Conservation in Liberia’s Bassa Point, Little Bassa and Edina

Duration
2014 - 2015
Location
Liberia
Species protected
Green Turtle Chelonia mydas
Hawksbill Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata
Olive Ridley Lepidochelys olivacea

Project objectives

  • Increase understanding and awareness amongst communities about sea turtles, the fishery and endangered animals laws and regulations relating to their protection;
  • Increase awareness about marine turtle conservation amongst school children and community members thanks to the enabling environment created by nature clubs associated to some schools;

Threaths

Poaching

  • Incite change in community perceptions and attitudes towards marine turtles;
  • Identify and implement small-scale community projects to serve as benefit for the local people support to the project.

This project is implemented by Sea Turtle Watch.