Teams: Local hawksbill egg collectors
in Estero Padre Ramos (“Team EPR”) and in Bahia de Jiquilisco (“Team BJ”)
Conservation goals are tracked on
a monthly basis (see "The Scoreboard" below), during which the team that obtains the highest score for each category
receives 1 “goal” and the team that fails to achieve the highest score receives 0 “goal”. For example,
if Team EPR was to protect 98% of nests laid during the month of May and Team BJ was to protect 92% of nests laid, Team EPR
would receive 1 goal and Team BJ would receive 0 goals. At the end of the season the scores will be summed and the team that
has the most conservation goals will win the 2012 Hawksbill Cup 2012.
Referee: Ingrid Yañez, ICAPO, California, USA
Cup Duration: May–October 2012
on the Scoreboard image, there are 7 categories or ways for teams to score conservation goals, which involve the monitoring
of adult hawksbills, nest protection, and hatchling production. Below is a description of each conservation goal category:
Adult hawksbill monitoring
1) Number of successful
and unsuccessful nesting events: The total number of hawksbills that attempt to nest, whether successful or unsuccessful and
whether seen or not seen by project staff.
2) % of events with turtle seen: Of the total number
of successful and unsuccessful nesting attempts, the % of turtles measured and tagged by project staff.
3) Total number of nests:
Number of nests laid by hawksbills, whether protected by the project or extracted for consumption (unprotected).
4) % of nests protected: Of the total number of nests laid, the % of those that were successfully protected in hatcheries,
translocated, or in situ.
of hatchlings: Total number of viable hatchlings produced.
6) % of eggs that produce hatchlings:
Of the total number of eggs protected, the % of eggs that produce viable hatchlings.
Participation of hawksbill egg collectors
7) Number of egg
collectors: Total number of individual hawksbill egg collectors that deliver hawksbill nests to the project for protection.