Sea Sense

1403/B Mikocheni B, Coca Cola Road, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Region Active

Africa

NGO

2001

Activity

Marine conservation awareness and education, Sea turtles, Protection of marine life, Ecotourism, Sustainable fishing, Surveying and monitoring marine life, Dugongs , Sharks, Whale sharks, Dolphins, Endangered species

Description

Sea Sense is a community based, Tanzanian NGO that is dedicated to the conservation and protection of endangered marine wildlife and their habitats in Tanzania. They work closely with coastal communities to conserve and protect endangered marine species including sea turtles, dugongs, whales, dolphins and whale sharks, and to support sustainable small-scale fisheries. Sea Sense started as the Tanzania Turtle & Dugong Programme in 2001. Within two years, over 230 nests had been protected and over 10,000 sea turtle hatchlings had safely reached the sea. Levels of nest poaching reduced dramatically from 80% to less than 2%.