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Mohamed bin Zayed Species project number 140510109

Awareness programme for the fishermen in the Kalpitiya peninsular, Sri Lanka on sea turtle conservation and by-catch reduction

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 140510109) - Leatherback turtle  - Awarded $4,890 on January 21, 2015

The mission of the organization is to engage in any relevant activity which positively contribute to the conservation of Natural Environment and improve the livelihood of the people by maintaining the positive mutual and reciprocal relationships between man and the environment. The objective shall be to conduct programs in the areas of environmental conservation, research and education. The organization was established in March 2012. The geographical area of the project is in the Gulf of Mannar area of the Northwest of Sri Lanka. It is planning to conduct a Marine Turtle By-catch Reduction & Rescue Programme. All five species of sea turtles nesting foraging in Sri Lanka (Green turtle, Olive ridley, Leatherback, Loggerhead and Hawksbill) will be targeted in this proposed programme. The overall habitats covered by the organization includes sea turtles and coastal habitats including beach vegetation, coral reefs and mangroves.

Project 140510109 location - Sri Lanka, Asia