Protecting Flatback Turtles in Australia

Biosphere Expeditions promotes sustainable conservation and preservation of the planets wildlife by forging alliances between scientist and the public. Ordinary people are invited to be actively engaged in the conservation project work they carry out together with scientists. The projects benefit not only the ecosystem or species they are designed to conserve, but also the local helpers and their communities.

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The Project

Australian Flatbacks are on the IUCN Red List, but are listed as ‘data deficient’, so the aim of this project is to fill in the information gaps for this species. The project will provide the manpower to conduct a research and conservation project along the Kimberly coastline of Western Australia, as well as educational and community involvement activities. The application is requesting funds to cover 3 specific parts of the monitoring and research project – for which funding has already been secured for the next 3 years. The areas EOCA’s funding will cover are:
- educational materials for locals and international visitors
- scholarship programme to allow 4 local Aboriginal people to take part in the expedition, thereby spreading word amongst their peers and local communities
- purchase of 4 satellite tags to record movements and habitats accurately over long periods

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We are hugely grateful for the support of the European Outdoor Conservation Association, without whose support we could never have realised such an ambitious project.
Hugo Tagholm, Surfers Against Sewage