Association Camerounaise de Biologie Marine — Cameroon (2016)
Cameroon is an important foraging and nesting area for four species of sea turtles. In partnership with the Regional Sea Turtle Conservation Network of Central Africa (Rastoma), ACBM uses its beach-monitoring program to promote alternative incomes for people who earn their living in the sea turtle bushmeat trade.
ACBM’s 2016 SWOT grant supported the organization’s 2016/2017 nest-monitoring program in southern Cameroon. Through the program, government and educational institutions will conduct field surveys with the help of local community volunteers. Data and observations will help to inform the creation of a national marine park and to strengthen the SWOT database and maps for the region.