Realising the values and benefits for communities of Nicaragua’s turtles
Edgard Herrera Scott
FFI - Fauna and Flora International
Host Country Institutions:
Fundación Líder, NTCN National Sea Turtle Conservation Network, CANATUR National Nicaraguan Tourism Chamber
To conserve turtles and improve livelihoods of coastal communities, the project will integrate economic values of turtles into tourism sector policies and practices, build technical capacities and regional networks, and enable communities to develop sustainable livelihoods related to tourism, fishing and marine resources, ensuring participation of women and vulnerable groups.
The economic and conservation values of Nicaragua’s globally important sea turtles are recognised locally and nationally and drive livelihood improvements, reducing poverty and threats to endangered species and their habitats.