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Mohamed bin Zayed Species project number 150511119

Continued Development of a Community-Based Marine Turtle Conservation Project along the Liberian Bassa coastline

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 150511119) - Green turtle - Awarded $5,000 on November 01, 2015The project is located across the Farmington River (the Proposed Marshall Wetland area) stretching 22.7 kilometers towards Little Bassa Town. The project targets Olive ridley, Leatherback and Green marine turtles that are listed by the IUCN as "Vulnerable" and "Endangered" species. The overall goal of this project is protect endangered sea turtle species in partnership with local coastal communities. The key objectives are:

- to protect sea turtles and their nests around the year and inspect local fisheries for bycatch;
- to improve the quality and availability of educational materials in local schools within the area; and
- to contribute to small-scale community development and livelihood projects serving as benefit for the coastal community inhabitants living within the target area.

The main activities of the project will be carried out on the beaches of Little Bassa, Duo, Samuel Brown, Sand Farm and Bassa Point Township.

Activities will include:
- monitoring, training and research
- conservation education and sensitization
- community outreach
- community development and livelihood programs

Project 150511119 location - Liberia, Africa