Solutions

On the ground studies/surveys, campaigns, expanding MPAs, community work, TEDs...

There are encouraging results to see all around the programme.

  • The flagship monitoring and research programme in Kwa Zulu Natal continues to benefit and has extended into Southern Mozambique. Forty-one years of data are available, on the nesting leatherbacks and loggerheads.

  • WWF South Africa is a partner in a major bycatch study for the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (South Africa, Namibia and Angola).

  • New MPAs in Senegal, and anticipated in Cape Verde and Guinea.

  • Support to marine turtle groups in Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, and Mozambique.

  • Doubling MPA network in Mozambique; new MPA planned for Primeiras e Segundas.

  • Introductions of TEDs and training in Mozambique.

  • Market studies and campaigns in Kenya, Tanzania, and Mozambique.

  • Collaboration with shrimp fishing and farming association (GAPCM) on tagging and monitoring - 29 trawler operators active in northern Madagascar tagging and reporting tag numbers.

  • Four seasons of monitoring, tagging and nest protection at Gamba in Gabon - expansion planned.

  • Community work at new MPA in Campo Ma'an in Cameroon.

  • Three DEAs (masters degrees) completed on marine turtles in Madagascar.
Local people on Utende beach, examine a Green turtle that was accidentally caught in fishing gear ... / ©: WWF-Canon / Peter DENTON
Local people on Utende beach, examine a Green turtle that was accidentally caught in fishing gear and is about to be returned to the wild by WWF staff, Mafia Island, Tanzania.
© WWF-Canon / Peter DENTON

Success!

Marine turtle nestings on the rise in South Africa
"KwaZulu Natal, South Africa - Loggerhead nestings have reached record levels in South Africa, a positive sign for the endangered marine turtle.

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