Maximizing Sea Turtle Nesting Success and Increasing Rehabilitation
Caribbean Conservation Corporation, Sea Turtle Conservancy
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
NFWF Recovered Oil Fund for Wildlife
This two-part project minimizes disturbances to nesting females, eggs and hatchlings, with the aim of increasing the number of hatchlings produced on the beaches for the next five to ten years. It eliminates light pollution (which can disorient hatchlings away from the ocean) by replacing lighting fixtures, and reduces interaction with predators. It also increases response capacity for assisting injured turtles.
Florida nesting beaches in the Panhandle, Gulf and East coasts