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The Barbados Sea Turtle Project (BSTP)



The Barbados Sea Turtle Project (BSTP) was started in 1987 to promote conservation of sea turtles in Barbados. It is a joint activity of the Department of Biological and Chemical Sciences at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus and the Fisheries Division of the Government of Barbados. The BSTP relies upon the co-operation of the general public, particularly hotel staff and guests, and other persons living and working near the beach, to monitor nesting and hatching activity during the turtle season (April – December).

Activities undertaken to conserve Barbados’ Sea Turtle populations by BSTP personnel include the following:

Project personnel are also actively involved in conducting extensive public education programmes on sea turtles and promoting increased awareness about sea turtle conservation in Barbados.

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