— ICAPO, EcoViva, Coordinadora del Bajo Lempa, ViVAZUL/Plant a Fish, Seaturtles.org (2013)
Nearly 7,000 people of national and international origin urged the President of El Salvador, Mauricio Funes, and the Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to protect hawksbills and their habitat in the Bahia de Jiquilisco. In response to the petition, the MCC sent an official statement affirming its commitment to ensuring that hawksbills and their habitat are not negatively impacted by MCC-supported projects. Because the MCC will be funding unprecedented levels of development along El Salvador’s coast in 2014, this commitment is an important victory for hawksbills and the local communities that protect them.
— ICAPO, Fauna & Flora International (2012)
ICAPO and FFI developed a list of comprehensive recommendations for the improved long-term management and conservation of hawksbills in the Bahia de Jiquilisco, which were delivered to the Ministry of the Environment for consideration. The Management Plan for the Bahia de Jiquilisco remains in draft phase and has yet to be approved.
— Fauna & Flora International, ICAPO (2012)
FFI and ICAPO developed extensive recommendations for the improved long-term management and conservation of hawksbills in Estero Padre Ramos, which were delivered to the Ministry of the Environment. The new management plan will offer increased protection for hawksbills in the area.
— Communities of El Tular, El Icaco, Cojoyon, and ICAPO
Nearly 150 hawksbill egg collectors from the Bahia de Jiquilisco in El Salvador called on the Minister of the Environment to protect hawksbill nesting beaches and to grant them free access to these beaches so they can continue to support hawksbill nest protection activities.
More than 1,000 people from 55 countries urged the Salvadoran government to take immediate actions to eliminate blast fishing, or fishing with explosives, and to protect critical hawksbill nesting beaches in the Bahia de Jiquilisco, El Salvador. This petition helped us secure key meetings with the Vice-Minister of the Environment and the creation of an emergency action plan to reduce sea turtle mortality.
ICAPO developed a list of comprehensive recommendations for the investigation, protection and conservation of hawksbills in the the Gulf of Fonseca for USAID.
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