SWOT Small Grant for Sea Turtle Research

April 3, 2022
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Category: Nature

Since its designation as a marine protected area in 2004, Dungonab Bay and Mukkawar Island have been recognized as significant sea turtle habitats, but little research has been done.

To help fill some data gaps relating to sea turtles in the marine park, Abdel-Rahman El Mahdi from Sudan applied for – and was awarded a small grant under the SWOTS small grants – science category. The grant will be used to gather basic information on the nesting and foraging areas of sea turtles in the marine park and the threats they face. The information will be used to inform conservation and management efforts.

Since 2006, SWOT’s small grants have helped field-based partners around the world to achieve their research and conservation goals.

To read more on this story and other stories, innovations, and new findings in sea turtle conservation, management, and research from around the world visit the SWOT website.

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