Mexico Sea Turtle Bycatch Reduction

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Pronatura Peninsula de Yucatan A.C.

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Recovered Oil Fund for Wildlife

Project Location: Yucatan

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: Unknown
Year Awarded: 0

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Education and Outreach Programmatic Species Restoration

Targeted Resources

Sea Turtles

Project Description

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.

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Project ID: 428
Project Name: Mexico Sea Turtle Bycatch Reduction
SourceUID: 428
Latitude: 21.22323114
Longitude: -89.97681814
Country: Mexico
State or Province: Yucatan
County: Unknown
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Education and Outreach
Additional Project Action(s): Programmatic
Additional Project Action(s): Species Restoration
Targeted Resource(s): Sea Turtles
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2012
Implementing Organization: Pronatura Peninsula de Yucatan A.C.
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: None
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
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: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 300000
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Recovered Oil Fund for Wildlife
DWH Dollar Amount : 150000
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: Unknown
Award Year: 0
Award Month: 0
Total Amount Leveraged: 150000