Associação Comunitária Nova Experiência Marítima da Cruzinha da Garça (ACNEMC, Community Marine Association of Cruzinha da Garça)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Associação Comunitária Nova Experiência Marítima da Cruzinha da Garça (ACNEMC, Community Marine Association of Cruzinha da Garça)

Cruzinha da Garça is one of the most important nesting grounds for sea turtles in Cape Verde. Associação Comunitária Nova Experiência Marítima da Cruzinha da Garça (ACNEMC, Community Marine Association of Cruzinha da Garça) seeks to develop alternative forms of local marine resource use to conserve this endangered species. The project is part of a regional initiative that involves fishing communities in the conservation of marine turtles and their habitat. Conservation and sustainable livelihoods work extends to the islands of São Nicolau, Santo Antao and Sao Vicente.

The association protects spawning loggerhead sea turtles in their natural habitats through beach monitoring, protecting the nesting grounds of the loggerhead sea turtles, and guarding against sand extraction and resulting habitat loss. The local population is engaged in data collection on both species and population growth and is involved in the development of ecotourism ventures.

 

Key Facts 

Equator Prize Winner: 2010

Founded: 2002 Location: Cruzinha da Garça, Santo Antão

Beneficiaries: 67 families

Biodiversity: endangered sea turtle species

 

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Marine and Coastal Resource Management


 

Contact Information

Renato Delgado
Santo Antão, Cape Verde
Tel: 238-2261075; 238-2261071; 238-9867226
Email: renato.delgado@live.com

 

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