Rénatura — Republic of the Congo (2010)

Five of the world’s seven species of sea turtles either nest or feed along the shores of the Republic of the Congo. In 2005, local nongovernmental organization Rénatura developed a dynamic environmental education program geared toward teaching the nation’s next generation about sea turtles, the problems they face, and the importance of protecting sea turtles and other wildlife. A 2010 SWOT grant helped to fund another year of the program in schools in the economic center of Pointe-Noire (the country’s second-largest city) and surrounding coastal villages.