The Barbados Sea Turtle Project nesting beach monitoring program is highly regarded and one of the longest running hawksbill monitoring programmes in the world. From less than 100 nesting turtles recorded on the island in the 1990’s, Barbados now supports over 600, and is recognized internationally as hosting the largest critically endangered hawksbill nesting population in the insular Caribbean. These results are due to the direct conservation actions, public awareness and research which form the Project’s core. Each year they rescue tens of thousands of hatchling turtles and respond to over 2000 calls made to a 24hr Sea Turtle Hotline; a resource that both Barbadians and tourists have come to rely upon and expect..
The Barbados Sea Turtle Project (BSTP) has recently lost its grant funding from its main funder. The project is currently in crisis and needs immediate resources for the 2020 nesting season.
The Barbados Environmental Conservation Trust in response to this crisis is seeking to mobilize funding from our networks.
While we work with the BSTP to develop a sustainability plan we are urgently seeking support for the 2020 nesting season. While the larger need is £80,000 we are using multiple avenues to bring awareness to the urgent need and raise the necessary funding for the organization.
We look forward to any support you can give.
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