Morjim Sea Turtle Trust

Morjim Sea Turtle Trust

Sea turtles, across the seven species in the world are known to travel more than 2000 km to return back and nest on the same beach from which they were born. Morjim Sea Turtle Trust aims to facilitate better habitat maintenance for the Olive Ridley Sea Turtles nesting on the beaches of Goa (primarily Morjim) and India.

CORE AREAS OF WORK

Morjim Sea Turtle Trust’s core concentration is on projects that are inter-disciplinary and benefit a wider gamut of stakeholders in conservation through its deliverables and results. They work on projects based on the community-conservation model to help improve the conservation dialogue of Olive Ridley Sea Turtles in Morjim and Goa.

Morjim Sea Turtle Trust’s work involves the communities and villages surrounding turtle nesting beaches in Goa and finding models that we could adopt in other similar communities of turtle nesting beaches in India. Coastal communities, rural and indigenous, are dynamic with livelihoods alternating between fisheries, tourism and informal businesses. Models to each community is required to be flexible, transparent and inclusive to each stakeholder in the community.

MORJIM SEA TURTLE TRUST

Sea turtles, across the seven species in the world are known to travel more than 2000 km to return back and nest on the same beach from which they were born. Morjim Sea Turtle Trust aims to facilitate better habitat maintenance for the Olive Ridley Sea Turtles nesting on the beaches of Goa (primarily Morjim) and India.

CORE AREAS OF WORK

Morjim Sea Turtle Trust’s core concentration is on projects that are inter-disciplinary and benefit a wider gamut of stakeholders in conservation through its deliverables and results. They work on projects based on the community-conservation model to help improve the conservation dialogue of Olive Ridley Sea Turtles in Morjim and Goa.

Morjim Sea Turtle Trust’s work involves the communities and villages surrounding turtle nesting beaches in Goa and finding models that we could adopt in other similar communities of turtle nesting beaches in India. Coastal communities, rural and indigenous, are dynamic with livelihoods alternating between fisheries, tourism and informal businesses. Models to each community is required to be flexible, transparent and inclusive to each stakeholder in the community.

WHY IS OUR PROJECT – PRINCIPLE BASED ON COMMUNITY – CONSERVATION

Recent research has shown that the original Homo sapiens were coastal dwellers, originating on the shores of South Africa roughly 164,000 years ago in response to the drying out of the continent’s interior.
(Marean CW et al (2007).

Marine wildlife and habitat conservation includes coastal communities as the primary stakeholder that use the coastal zones for various purposes. Policy and research methods/results may/may not recognise this imperative stakeholder and hence the founding principle of the Trust would be to function based on the community-conservation model.

HOW CAN YOU JOIN US!

You can move from the side-lines to the frontlines, just by doing your little bit. Know How.

Donate: A little collectively makes a whole lot.

Pledge: To do your little bit.

Collaborate: Help us build our community.

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