Maximizing Turtle Nesting Success and Increasing Rehabilitation (FL)

Project #: 14970  –   Updated: January 17, 2011

Project Summary

Reduce disturbance and disorientation on Florida nesting beaches, and expand capacity at rehabilitation facilities. Project will enact disturbance controls, private lighting replacements, and rehabilitation expansion around Florida.

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Location (by county):
["", "Pinellas County (FL), ", "Collier County (FL), ", "Orange County (FL), ", "Flagler County (FL), ", " (show more)", "Martin County (FL), ", "Manatee County (FL), ", "Charlotte County (FL), ", "Volusia County (FL), ", "Monroe County (FL), ", "Miami-Dade County (FL), ", "Sarasota County (FL), ", "Indian River County (FL), ", "Brevard County (FL), ", "Liberty County (FL), ", "Palm Beach County (FL), ", "Saint Johns County (FL), ", "Lee County (FL), ", "Hillsborough County (FL), ", "Broward County (FL)", " (show less)"]

Watersheds:
["", "Charlotte Harbor, ", "Big Cypress Swamp, ", "Florida Bay-Florida Keys, ", "Cape Canaveral, ", "Kissimmee, ", "Lower Ochlockonee, ", "Tampa Bay, ", " (show more)", "Everglades, ", "Daytona - St. Augustine, ", "Crystal-Pithlachascotee, ", "St. Andrew-St. Joseph Bays, ", "Sarasota Bay, ", "Vero Beach", " (show less)"]

Congressional Districts:
["", "FL District 08, ", "FL District 13, ", "FL District 18, ", "FL District 27, ", " (show more)", "FL District 04, ", "FL District 14, ", "FL District 12, ", "FL District 19, ", "FL District 10, ", "FL District 23, ", "FL District 06, ", "FL District 16, ", "FL District 22, ", "FL District 24, ", "FL District 02, ", "FL District 20, ", "FL District 25, ", "FL District 26, ", "FL District 17", " (show less)"]

Bird Conservation Regions:
Peninsular Florida, Southeastern Coastal Plain

USFWS Regions:
Southeast Region

Project size:
573.47 miles

Public Access

Site Name Publicly Accessible
Priority nesting beaches around the state of Florida that have been identified as hotspots for threats of predation or light pollution, including sites in the Panhandle, Gulf and East coasts Yes
Walt Disney World, Co. - Rehab Facility Yes
Gulf World Marine Park - Rehab Facility Yes
Mote Marine Laboaratory - Rehab Facility Yes
Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (C.R.O.W.) Wildlife Hospital - Rehab Facility Yes
The Florida Aquarium- Rehab Facility Yes
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center - Rehab Facility Yes
Brevard and Palm Beach Counties- Priority nesting beaches around the state of Florida that have been identified as hotspots for threats of predation or light pollution, including sites in the Panhandle, Gulf and East coasts Yes
Volusia Marine Science Center - Rehab Facility Yes
Clearwater Marine Aquarium - Rehab Facility Yes
Loggerhead Marinelife Center - Rehab Facility Yes
Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory, Inc- Rehab Facility Yes
Hidden Harbor Marine Environmental Project, Inc - Rehab Facility Yes

Full Project Description

Reduce disturbance and disorientation on Florida nesting beaches, and expand capacity at rehabilitation facilities. Project will enact disturbance controls, private lighting replacements, and rehabilitation expansion around Florida.

Actions

Project Actions
Other: Restore response, critical care, and rehabilitation capacity Show/Hide details
Other: Increase network capacity Show/Hide details

Assistance

Direct Funding
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (Foundation) Show/Hide details

Outcomes

Is the success of this project's actions being monitored?   No/Unknown

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Organization

Caribbean Conservation Corporation, Inc.
(Foundation)

Primary Contact

Michelle Pico
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Partners

  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

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