Streamlining Ascension Island’s Marine Turtle Monitoring Programme for long-term sustainability


St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
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Ref: DPLUS133

Status: Current

Round:
9
Funding Scheme:
Darwin Plus
Project Leader:
Lead Organisation:
Project Partners:
Ascension Island Conservation and Fisheries Department
Start Date:
01-07-21
End Date:
30-06-22
Funding:
£58,798.00
Regions:
UKOT
Countries:
St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Project Summary:
Ascension Island supports one of the world’s largest green turtle nesting populations that has been monitored using standard methods since the 1970s. However, with exponential increases in nesting activity in recent years, existing monitoring commitments are quickly becoming unsustainable for local Government. This project will use innovative modelling techniques to streamline the Ascension Island Marine turtle monitoring programme (AIMTMP) while evaluating new, labour-saving technologies that could contribute to the long-term continuity of this globally-important dataset.


Documents:
Title: DPLUS133 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2021-06-21 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS133 HYR1 - Edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2021-11-25 00:00:00