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Love the Oceans shares new Turtle Protection Project

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HARRY ECKMAN

Chief Executive Officer

ELIZABETH CUEVAS ZIMBRÓN

Whale Heritage Site Project Manager

MIKI TILLETT

Communications Manager

PATICE TALAUE

Certification Manager

STEFF EATON

Operations Manager

ANDREW SCOON

Sussex Dolphin Project, Project Support Officer

THEA TAYLOR

Sussex Dolphin Project, Lead

DYLAN WALKER

Senior Adviser - Whale Heritage Sites

JEAN-MICHEL COUSTEAU

HONORARY PRESIDENT

IAN LEWIS

Trustee, Life College, UK

ROGER MANN

Trustee, Individual Partners

SUZANNE ROGERS

Trustee, Change for Animals Foundation, UK

The last few months have seen the launch of Love the Oceans’ Turtle Patrol Team! It’s the first ever Turtle Patrol Team in the Jangamo District and is made up of indigenous community members only. Pascoal Nhamussua, Mario Guilamba and Bento Nhamussua patrol the beaches of Jangamo everyday checking for Loggerhead and Leatherback turtle nests. So far they’ve identified and posted guards at 4 different nests: three loggerheads and one leatherback. Whilst poaching turtles in Mozambique is illegal, it still happens regularly so the protection of these nests is essential to ensuring hatchling survival!

Pascoal, head of the Turtle Patrol Team, has employed 12 guards – 3 on each nest on 8 hour shifts, and between them these guards support over 50 family members with their income, making this an essential source of income that not only helps the turtles, but the locals also!

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Jack Booth
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