Marine Turtle Conservation
Several populations worldwide continue to decline as a result of human-based threats. The relatively undisturbed beaches of the Guianas which hosts hundreds of nesting turtles annually, are therefore of immense importance to the survival of these species.
However, even in the Guianas the Marine Turtles are facing more and more severe threats.
As part of the consumers awareness program in Suriname a radio jingle was developed to encourage consumers to stop eating marine turtle eggs. It is a very catchy song that will make you sing along.
You may listen to it here, download it to share with your friends or even make it your ringtone.
- Loss of adults because of involuntary bycatch in fishing gear and subsequent drowning;
- Illegal harvesting of eggs on nesting beaches.
Three of the beaches in the Guianas where the turtles come to nest, are protected for that reason:
Awala Yalimapo in French Guiana
Shell Beach in Guyana
Galibi in Suriname