The Turks and Caicos Islands Turtle Project
Working to protect a traditional resource
The Turks and Caicos Islands Turtle Project is working for better management of the marine turtle populations found in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Through groundbreaking biological and social research, this collaborative project aims to involve the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) Government and fishermen in the management and monitoring of the Islandsí traditional turtle fishery. The project also uses hi-tech satellite tagging to understand the full range of these highly migratory animals.
Project partners include the University of Exeter, and the TCI Department of Environment and Coastal Resources (DECR) and School for Field Studies (SFS). The project is funded by MCS Ambassadors Anne and Simon Notley and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).