Eliminating Light Pollution on Sea Turtle Nesting Beaches


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Sea Turtle Conservancy

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)

Project Location: Florida1

Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2013

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Species Restoration

Targeted Resources

Sea Turtles

Project Description

Increase sea turtle nesting success on Florida panhandle beaches by solving artificial light problems on private properties that are known to disorient thousands of hatchlings per year.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 4
Project Name: Eliminating Light Pollution on Sea Turtle Nesting Beaches
SourceUID: 40621
Latitude: 29.88525714
Longitude: -85.34866656
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Florida
County: Franklin, Gulf, Walton
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Species Restoration
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Sea Turtles
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2016
Implementing Organization: Sea Turtle Conservancy
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: David B. Godfrey
Point of Contact – Phone: david@conserveturtles.org
Point of Contact – Email: 352-373-6441
Other Partners: Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.nfwf.org/gulf/Documents/fl-sea-turtles.pdf
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 1500000
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)
DWH Dollar Amount : 1500000
DWH Source: BP and Transocean
Fund Origin: Criminal Settlement
Controlling Documents: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Award Year: 2013
Award Month: 11
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: C


  1. This map shows a general area in which land acquisitions, protection, or restoration activities occur. These general areas will be replaced by specific project polygons if/when that information becomes available.