conservation: 03 May 2016
The annual turtle nesting season of mid-October to January approaches and we are optimistic that The Sanctuary will once again prove hospitable to pleasing numbers of various species of turtles, including the critically endangered leather back turtle. Last season turtle track numbers were slightly lower than the previous year but still higher than the years before, and critically, there were no reports of turtle poaching or nest robbing on The Sanctuary’s shores. The forthcoming season represents The Sanctuary’s 7th year of marine turtle monitoring and protection, and we look forward to another promising season with many sightings to be reported in the next newsletter. The Sanctuary’s turtle monitoring is now fully integrated with the Mozambican and international turtle monitoring network. Our monitoring program will again benefit our local community through monitor salaries, skills development training and education.