Asian University for Women — Bangladesh, India, and Sri Lanka (2014)
Dr. Andrea Phillott, a professor at the Asian University for Women, is conducting a project to gather data about management practices of sea turtle hatcheries in Bangladesh, India, and Sri Lanka to improve conservation practices. The 2014 SWOT grant will be used to implement on-the-ground research to learn more about hatchery operations. In-country assistants will seek to learn more about hatchery operations through in-person and telephone interviews and questionnaires with hatchery owners and managers. Results will inform the design of targeted awareness workshops and written resources to assist hatcheries in improving their operations with the goal of enhancing hatch success and hatch- ling productivity.