By: Edward Aruna
Organisation: Reptile and Amphibian Program – Sierra Leone
Location: Freetown, Western Area, Sierra Leone
12 May 2016
Summary: This solution addresses the killing of sea turtles, egg poaching and the unawareness on their importance in Sierra Leone. To reduce the killing of turtles, local fishermen receive materials to repair nets destroyed by turtle entanglements. Additionally, locals are supporting the surveillance of nesting beaches and by-catch. To raise awareness towards the importance of biodiversity, education materials are produced and distributed during seminars and workshops held with community leaders.