St Kitts Sea Turtle Monitoring Network

Main Street, Basseterre, St. Kitts, St Kitts & Nevis

Region Active

Caribbean

Non-profit

2003

Activity

Turtles, Marine conservation awareness and education

Description

SKSTMN is a community based organization which monitors nesting sea turtle populations and acts as an advocate for the strengthening of sea turtle protection laws, working with a number of national, regional, and international agencies along with local citizens to develop a long term sea turtle monitoring and protection program. Their programme includes monitoring of leatherbacks, hawksbill and green turtles, and the data gathered is used to promote conservation in order to improve laws and change long-standing attitudes regarding the importance of sea turtles not only to the island's ecosystem but economy. SKSTMN is a member of WIDECAST