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Project Title: Habitat Management Plan for Proposed Turtle Beach Protected Area – A Framework for Action (Helping the Turtles Survive)
Year: 2004 - 05
Funding Agency: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
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Brief Description: This Project assessed the feasibility of according the turtle habitat at the Sandspit/Hawksbay beaches a protected area designation. The ecological values and functions of the projects area’s turtle habitat are highlighted in detail to develop the case for a protected area designation. Various protected area options are subjected to a comparative analysis to identify the most relevant and best available options. State-of-the-art protected area assessment and management models are adapted and employed to assess the case of the project area’s turtle habitat. In addition to arguing the case for designating a protected area status, a comprehensive protected area management plan framework is also discussed.

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