Proposal to Establish a Caribbean Database for Sea Turtle Tagging Records and a Centre of Excellence for Sea Turtle Marking Technologies
Proposal to Establish a Caribbean Database for Sea Turtle Tagging Records and a Centre of Excellence for Sea Turtle Marking Technologies
Promoting the survival of Caribbean sea turtles via facilitation of population monitoring, range state distribution studies and communication between range states with respect to sea turtle survival issues. Harmonisation of tagging programmes between states, establishment of computerised national and regional databases for tagging records, establishment of a clearing house mechanism for marking technology information, training in database management and development of incentives to encourage people to return tags (or tagging information) to the regional database.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network - Barbados
Country:
Barbados
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 49,539.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 16,700.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 15,776.00
Project Number:
GEF-BAR-00-G27
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Notable Community Participation
All Stakeholders are invited to actively participate in Turtle Patrol during the active nesting season (May-November)along the South Coast of Barbados.
Capacity - Building Component
Natural resource professionals in 9 Eastern Caribbean States have been trained on tagging techniques and how to use the sea turtle database software.
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Grantee Contact

Dr. Julia Horrocks
Phone: 246-417-4320
Fax: 246-417-4597
Email: horrocks@uwichill.edu.bb
 

Address

University of the West Indies, Department of Biological and Chemical Sciences
BARBADOS , SGP Barbados & the OECS ,

SGP Country office contact

Mr. David Bynoe
Phone:
246)-467-6011
Fax:
246)-429-2448
Email:
Mrs. Karen Harper
Phone:
1(246)467-6013
Email:

Address

UN House, Marine Gardens, Hastings
, Christ Church

Country Website