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HW-10 - Implemented

Action ID HW-10

Action Implement a sea turtle recovery plan

Schedule Mid-Term

Status Implemented

Update

Update July 2017: In 2014, the SJBEP identified all areas within or associated with the SJBE that are currently used or that have the potential to be used by marine turtles as nesting areas. Also met with several sea turtle conservation groups to establish collaborations and develop a consistent communication line. As a result of this collaborations, signs were created to help identify the turtle nests at the beaches. In addition, SJBEP director met with municipal authorities of San Juan to discuss sea turtle nesting and the threats that habitat destruction and light pollution have on this process.

Update February 2011:The SJBEP collaborates with the DRNA on educational efforts regarding this issue.  The Partnership also uses this action as leverage during the decision making process in constructions and permit applications.  The Partnership will also have a more active role in monitoring during the next nesting season through our volunteer program.


Date Created 03 Mar 2006

Last Update 31 July 2017

Strategies  
HW-10.1 Identify all areas within or associated with the SJBE that are currently used or that have the potential to be used by marine turtles as nesting areas.
HW-10.2 Monitor identified areas in step 10.1 throughout the year. This approach will provide more accurate information regarding the nesting biology of the different sea turtle species.
HW-10.3 Coordinate the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of signs in order to inform the general public about sea turtle nesting areas, threats associated with humans, turtle protection laws, and the fines associated with violating those laws.  Signs should be posted near known and potential nesting areas.
HW-10.4 Coordinate with marine turtle conservation entities to develop and conduct workshops to train volunteer groups to assist in the protection of these species during nesting season.
HW-10.5 Coordinate with municipal authorities to ensure that urban development plans avoid habitat destruction and adverse impacts to turtle nesting behavior.
HW-10.6 Coordinate with USFWS to survey turtle nesting areas within the SJBE and associated beaches to determine present and future violations based on specific recovery plans affecting present and potential nesting areas, sea turtles, and their hatchlings.

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