January 26, 2021 • News Announcements, Program Updates
Oceanic Society is proud to announce 12 small grants to sea turtle conservation projects in Indonesia, Mexico, Peru, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, and the United States. Oceanic Society has awarded the grants as part of our global State of the World’s Sea Turtles (SWOT) Program.
Since 2006, SWOT’s small grants have helped field-based partners around the world to realize an array of important research and conservation goals. To date, 104 grants have been awarded to 88 applicants in more than 52 countries and territories for work addressing three key themes: (a) networking and capacity building, (b) science, and (c) education and outreach.
Images from our grantees.
For the second year, we have partnered with the Association of Zoos & Aquariums and their Sea Turtle SAFE (Save Animals from Extinction) Program to make six additional grants available for projects focused on the conservation of two of the top global priorities for sea turtle conservation: eastern Pacific leatherbacks and Kemp’s ridleys.
The following are brief overviews of our 2020 grantees. Projects marked with an (*) were awarded as part of the AZA-SAFE partnership. Click here to learn more about the AZA-SAFE program.
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Congratulations to all of the 2020 grantees! Please visit www.SeaTurtleStatus.org/grants for more information about these and all past SWOT grant recipients, as well as application instructions and details.