Sea turtle monitoring and conservation
Based on project needs, we provide both stand-alone and integrated consulting on all aspects in respect to charismatic marine mega-fauna. We design detailed guidelines to establish new or to improve and standardize existing monitoring programs on national and international scale.
Our group offers a broad array of services related to sea turtle monitoring, management and conservation. Based on project needs, we provide both stand-alone and integrated consulting on all aspects in respect to charismatic marine mega-fauna. We design detailed guidelines to establish new or to improve and standardize existing monitoring programs on national and international scale.
Working with stakeholders and collaborating with external experts, we have the capacity and experience of assessing and redeveloping monitoring plans.
We offer our expertise to:
- Provide advice and management solutions to various issues related to climate change and its impacts upon marine mega-fauna distribution, movement, phenology and behavior.
- Direct the implementation of conservation programs and elaborate the standardization of methodologies needed towards the estimation of demographic parameters for population dynamics analysis.
- Develop spatial conservation prioritization plans for improving management strategies for marine mega-fauna
- Provide Specific guidelines on the standardization and harmonization of methods and tools in respect to the recommendations of the UNEP Integrated Monitoring and Assessment Guidance
- Provide directions and all relevant documentation regarding the Favorable Conservation Status of marine mega-fauna and key marine habitats with respect to the standards and needs set by the European Environmental Agency.
- 2014-16: Monitoring of reproduction activities of the loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in Zakynthos rookery. Financed by the DG Environment of the European Commission.
- 2013-15: Combine2Change – Common plans for the Conservation of Biodiversity under the prism of climate change. Financed by the European Union and the Greek State, Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs / General Secretariat for Research and Technology.