Association CEDTM – Kélonia — Madagascar (2016)
The Anosy region of Madagascar is home to some of the few remaining loggerhead nesting sites in the country, from which eggs are still harvested for consumption by locals with few economic alternatives.
Using a 2016 SWOT grant, Association CEDTM – Kélonia proposes to work closely with communities along this important coastline to raise awareness of sea turtle conservation and to implement nest protection. A known and respected local leader will coordinate the project, and villagers who participate will be paid twice the market price for each egg that hatches. Monitoring data will be collected and shared to further inform loggerhead sea turtle conservation in the area.