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Eliminating Light Pollution on Sea Turtle Nesting Beaches - Phase II

Implementing Organization

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Sea Turtle Conservancy


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Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund GEBF


Project Category


Project Actions

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Sea Turtles

Project Description

This project will improve nesting beach habitat quality for sea turtles on Florida Panhandle beaches by reducing visible light on an estimated 85 properties. Funds will be used to implement complete retrofits of beachfront lights (identified during Phase I) that impact nesting beaches. Additionally, this project will engage all FWC Marine Turtle Permit Holders along the Florida Gulf Coast in timely and accurate reporting of all disorientation events on their surveyed beaches. This project will create an online database that will provide a tool for local government, property owners, and others to address documented impacts to sea turtle nests on their beaches. Permit Holders will be trained to correctly document disorientation events and to provide accurate and timely information to FWC, local government officials, and beachfront communities.


David Godfrey
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