Maximizing Sea Turtle Nesting Success and Increasing Rehabilitation

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Caribbean Conservation Corporation, Sea Turtle Conservancy

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Recovered Oil Fund for Wildlife

Project Location: Florida

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: Unknown
Year Awarded: 2010

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Programmatic Species Restoration

Targeted Resources

Sea Turtles

Project Description

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.

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Project ID: 427
Project Name: Maximizing Sea Turtle Nesting Success and Increasing Rehabilitation
SourceUID: 14970
Latitude: 27.56447045
Longitude: -80.32026574
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Florida
County: Pinellas, Collier, Orange, Flagler, Martin, Manatee, Charlotte, Volusia, Monroe, Miami-Dade, Sarasota, Indian River, Brevard, Liberty, Palm Beach
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Programmatic
Additional Project Action(s): Species Restoration
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Sea Turtles
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2010
Implementing Organization: Caribbean Conservation Corporation, Sea Turtle Conservancy
Implementing Organization Type: Joint
Point of Contact – Name: None
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Project Comments: Florida nesting beaches in the Panhandle, Gulf and East coasts
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: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 1574150
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Recovered Oil Fund for Wildlife
DWH Dollar Amount : 1574150
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: Unknown
Award Year: 2010
Award Month: 0
Total Amount Leveraged: 0