Was the UNDP Sea Turtle Project Successful?

Was the UNDP Sea Turtle Project Successful?

KARWAR: The sea turtle conservation project launched by the Honnavar division of the Forest Department in 2005 is proving to be a great success with over 10,000 hatchlings being released into the sea since the commencement of the project.

What is turtle conservation project?

In 2010 IUCN developed a Strategic Plan to conserve sea turtles which broadly aims at reducing direct and indirect causes of marine turtle mortality, and protecting, conserving and rehabilitating marine turtle habitats.

Where is the Pawikan conservation project found?

Located a mere three hour drive North from Manila in Morong, Bataan you will find a humble but important sanctuary, Pawikan Conservation Center. The center was set up by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) as an NGO effort to help save the endangered species.

What is UNDP Sea Turtle project India?

The project is for 10 coastal state in India especially Odisha where it has contributed towards the preparation of a map of breeding sites of Sea Turtles; identification of breeding places and habitats along the coast line, and migratory routes taken by Sea Turtles.

What are the wildlife conservation efforts in India?

The following are the efforts made by the Indian Government for wildlife conservation:

  • Project Tiger.
  • Project Elephant.
  • Sea turtle project.
  • Vulture.
  • Crocodile conservation project.
  • Dolphin.
  • India adopts SAWEN.
  • Captive Breeding program.

What does Turtle Island Restoration Network do?

Our mission is to mobilize people in local communities around the world to protect marine wildlife and the oceans and inland watersheds that sustain them.

What are the different ways for conservation of turtle?


  • Reduce marine debris that may entangle or be accidentally eaten by sea turtles.
  • Participate in coastal clean-ups and reduce plastic use to keep our beaches and ocean clean. …
  • Carry reusable water bottles and shopping bags. …
  • Keep nesting beaches dark and safe for sea turtles.

What are turtle hatcheries?

What is a turtle hatchery? A turtle hatchery is the place where the sea turtles swim and return back to hatch their eggs. Thereafter, the hatchery authorities take care of the hatched eggs till the time they are ready to swim in the waters.

How many Pawikan are left?

Faced with various threats throughout their lives, only one in one thousand pawikans ever make it to adulthood. And since we humans are largely to blame, it’s also up to us to turn the tide and save them.

What is the difference between pagong and Pawikan?

Pawikan in English is called Sea Turtle; while Pagong in English is Tortoise. Pawikans have four flippers; while Pagongs have four legs. Pawikans mostly have flat, streamlined shells; while Pagongs mostlye have large dome-shaped shells.