FNPF has used the unique situation of community-based protection of birds to ask villages to extend this protection to other wildlife, including sea turtles, one of the world’s most endangered species.
FNPF has already established agreement with one village to extend their community-based protection to the sea turtles on their beach, one of the few locations on Penida where turtles still forage and nest. We are now seeking financial support to fund a sea turtle monitoring and protection programme, similar to the project we successfully ran in Tanjung Puting National Park (Kalimantan, Borneo).
The cost to operate this project is just $15,000 in year 1 and approx $8,000 per annum for subsequent years. In year 1 we will construct a wooden monitoring post and train members of the local village to run a formal monitoring process from which the data can be used for by academic researchers. We will also fund the restoration of mangrove trees along the beach, and make a donation to the local village for their temple.
Please contact us if you would like to support this project.