In 2000, Ocean Spirits implemented a research study in the north east of Grenada with the aim of evaluating the current status of leatherback sea turtle nesting population. While sporadic studies in previous years had identified nesting activity in Grenada, data collected by Ocean Spirits since 2000 has shown that the nesting site found at Levera beach alone is home to one of the top three populations of nesting leatherbacks in the region. Results from this initial study also revealed high levels of illegal egg poaching, which exceeded 90%. Ocean Spirits is actively tackling this issue and has considerably reduced this threat to 5% on the main index nesting beach, Levera Beach.
1. Join the research team for a full night patrol monitoring leatherback sea turtles (nesting season is April – July and hatchling season is May-July)
2. Join the team for educational summer camp programs
3. Contact the Ocean Spirits team to find out what other events are occurring during your stay in Grenada (eg World Ocean Day celebrations, beach clean up events, community outreach days)
Contact: Kate Charles, email@example.com, 473-534-4324
Voluntourism Type: Marine