Atoll Ecologists Programme — Maldives (2017)


The Maldives is home to five species of sea turtles that are threatened by poaching and the capture of turtle hatchlings as pets. Through hands-on educational activities with schoolchildren, the Atoll Ecologists Programme seeks to change the way Maldivians perceive sea turtles and marine life. This SWOT grant will help reach 130 students to motivate positive behaviors and habits and to empower them to influence their families and others to commit to sustainable behaviors relating to the oceans.