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.