Exploratory Habitat Investigations

Publicado: 19 Agosto 2015
Última edición: 23 Febrero 2017
Identifying new and important habitats for hawksbill turtles is vital to restoring their population. Visiting coastal communities and fishing ports to conduct interview surveys with local inhabitants and glean information on potentially important sites for hawksbills and conducting opportunistic in-water and beach monitoring leads to the discovery of important habitats.

Classifications

Categorías
Colecta de datos de línea base y monitoreo
Escala de aplicación
Local
Multinacional
Fase de la solución
Fase de planificación

Factores favorables

• Increased community buy-in to hawksbill conservation for economic and social reasons has facilitated cooperative relationships with local people that result in valuable data.

Lecciónes aprendidas

• Hawksbills depend on highly vegetated coastlines for nesting. • Mangroves provide critical habitat for hawksbills and can lead to declining populations if destroyed or fragmented.