Mexico Sea Turtle Bycatch Reduction
Pronatura Peninsula de Yucatan A.C.
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
NFWF Recovered Oil Fund for Wildlife
Education and Outreach
This project will identify bycatch hotspots and define the highest risk zones for sea turtles in the waters adjacent to the Yucatan peninsula. It will also begin to quantify sea turtle bycatch and mortality rates. Finally, the fishing community will be engaged and educated on their impacts to sea turtle conservation and, beginning in year two, Pronatura will work with the industry to begin mitigating this threat.