Save 60,000 Sea Turtles in El Salvador

by AMBAS (Women's Association of Barra de Santiago)
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Save 60,000 Sea Turtles in El Salvador
Save 60,000 Sea Turtles in El Salvador
Save 60,000 Sea Turtles in El Salvador
Save 60,000 Sea Turtles in El Salvador
Save 60,000 Sea Turtles in El Salvador
Save 60,000 Sea Turtles in El Salvador
Save 60,000 Sea Turtles in El Salvador
Save 60,000 Sea Turtles in El Salvador
Save 60,000 Sea Turtles in El Salvador
Save 60,000 Sea Turtles in El Salvador
Save 60,000 Sea Turtles in El Salvador
Save 60,000 Sea Turtles in El Salvador
Save 60,000 Sea Turtles in El Salvador
Save 60,000 Sea Turtles in El Salvador
Save 60,000 Sea Turtles in El Salvador
Save 60,000 Sea Turtles in El Salvador
Save 60,000 Sea Turtles in El Salvador
Save 60,000 Sea Turtles in El Salvador
Save 60,000 Sea Turtles in El Salvador
Save 60,000 Sea Turtles in El Salvador
Save 60,000 Sea Turtles in El Salvador
Save 60,000 Sea Turtles in El Salvador
Save 60,000 Sea Turtles in El Salvador
Save 60,000 Sea Turtles in El Salvador
Save 60,000 Sea Turtles in El Salvador
Save 60,000 Sea Turtles in El Salvador
Save 60,000 Sea Turtles in El Salvador
Save 60,000 Sea Turtles in El Salvador
Save 60,000 Sea Turtles in El Salvador
Save 60,000 Sea Turtles in El Salvador
Save 60,000 Sea Turtles in El Salvador
Save 60,000 Sea Turtles in El Salvador
Save 60,000 Sea Turtles in El Salvador
REMODELING OF THE NURSERY
REMODELING OF THE NURSERY

IMPROVEMENT OF OPERATING FACILITIES

For this season, the facilities have been improved, and a better way of working has been provided to turtle egg collectors and nurserymen. The reception booth has been improved with a waterproof roof, and a wooden booth for protection during storms and the sun, solar energy is available for greater efficiency at night.

The mobilization equipment has been improved, having a four-wheeler in good condition and the acquisition of a vehicle for the institution that has allowed surveillance patrols and egg collection at night.


Periodic meetings are held with the beneficiaries to provide environmental education or make payment for egg collection effort.

we are 60% of reaching the goal for this project

VEHICLE FOR FIELD WORK
VEHICLE FOR FIELD WORK
MEETING AND PAYMENT FOR COLLECTION
MEETING AND PAYMENT FOR COLLECTION
ADVANCES IN THE COLLECTION OF EGGS AND RELEASE OF
ADVANCES IN THE COLLECTION OF EGGS AND RELEASE OF

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Specimen registration in species monitoring nights
Specimen registration in species monitoring nights

We are currently in the low season for turtle arrivals, but our work continues and we are on the verge of starting another season for collecting eggs, we are 50% of our goal, but continuous work, we are currently working with the marking of turtles, to monitor their populations on our site. 100 turtles have been tagged so far. And there have been 2 reports of black turtles (Chelonia mydas), whose records have been found between Oaxaca, Mexico and Barra de Santiago, El Salvador.During tagging, the following information is obtained: Place of tagging, moon phase, tide, number of eggs, among other data with the aim of guaranteeing control of nesting turtles, through a database.

We have a record of some turtles that have come out more than once to lay their eggs during the season, letting us know that the turtle has more than one position in the season.

We are about to start a new season, and we hope to have your support this July 20th in the BONUS DAY campaign!!!

C. mydas, from Oaxaca (Mexico), to Barra de Santia
C. mydas, from Oaxaca (Mexico), to Barra de Santia
placement of plates
placement of plates
turtle measurements
turtle measurements
plate verification
plate verification
collection and transfer of eggs
collection and transfer of eggs

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sea turtle release and awareness
sea turtle release and awareness

Days of liberation of neonates.

There have been release days for sea turtle hatchlings, in which people are always received in the incubation nursery, followed by an environmental education talk focused on the conservation of sea turtles, this is given by the nurserymen, then the hatchlings are shown and the incubation process of the egg until it hatches is explained.

Establishment or strengthening of a blue enterprise.

This group was provided with 60 certified vests, flashing lights, canvas for the roof of the boat, etc. This in order to benefit the group of aquatic service providers, who have been seeking a series of support to legalize and constitute themselves to be delegated as service providers by the Maritime Port Authority. This initiative was carried out due to the performance that this group has had in its way of working for environmental awareness, carrying out different activities such as cleaning the sapodilla mouth, whose waste is collected by the municipal sanitation train, works in mangrove restoration

Development of a meeting with members of the Xhiutic Network

of turtles at the national level and to be able to analyze the implementation of tagging in the country, in this case the turtle information form was also analyzed and it was proposed to make modifications such as geo data and the number of eggs collected from the turtle marked if it puts.International registration of the marks that we are using is also extremely necessary, so that they can be inventoried globally and appear in the online registers within the global marking inventory platform.

Surveillance patrols as accompaniment to MARN, at the Barra de Santiago Ramsar site.

Support was given to the resource guard team with the purchase of spare parts and repair of boats, which are the ones used for displacement and tours in the estuary.They are provided with equipment such as a propeller, spark plugs, oils for the motors of the boats, in this way they have the equipment ready to carry out surveillance patrols.

community entrepreneurship support
community entrepreneurship support
presentation on sea turtle tagging
presentation on sea turtle tagging
mangrove nursery work
mangrove nursery work
support to the ranger team
support to the ranger team
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report of the collection of the eggs before taking
report of the collection of the eggs before taking

 

Currently, we are working to continue with the conservation of the sea turtles that nest on our beach.

30,000 eggs of the Lepidochelys olivacea species have been collected, it is a species vulnerable to extinction worldwide according to the IUCN red list, with a birth rate of 85%, with 25,500 newborns released

With the earmarked fund, it has been possible to give economic support, in the form of payment for the effort to collect the eggs, to community hatchers, of which we have 150 in our community database. This means that the project supports 150 families in the coastal community.

Our nursery has been able to incubate 350 nests, it has been possible to carry out cleaning and temperature control, managing the nursery to have good conditions for the effectiveness in the birth of newborns.

incorporation of egg nests in our nursery.
incorporation of egg nests in our nursery.
extraction of the eggs before being taken to the
extraction of the eggs before being taken to the
collection of eggs by a female community team
collection of eggs by a female community team
supervision  of the hatching hatchery for eggs
supervision of the hatching hatchery for eggs
Newborn release
Newborn release
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AMBAS (Women's Association of Barra de Santiago)

Location: Barra de Santiago, Jujutla, Ahuachapan - El Salvador
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Project Leader:
Eder Caceros
Barra de Santiago, Jujutla, Ahuachapan El Salvador
$12,419 raised of $20,000 goal
 
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