A Global Review of Incentive Payments for Sea Turtle Conservation

Published earlier this year, two economists published a paper in the BioOne Online Journal:

The use of performance payments to achieve conservation outcomes is increasingly being used as an alternative to traditional regulatory and development-based approaches in low-income nations. Although payments are increasingly common in terrestrial species and ecosystem conservation initiatives, they are rare in marine conservation efforts such as sea turtle protection. This paper describes sea turtle incentive payment initiatives taking place around the world, most of which are found in projects focusing on nesting beach protection. We find that many of these initiatives have achieved substantial results for a very low annual cost.

You can read the full abstract online and scroll down to find a map of market-based programs around the world. You’ll see we are the only program in Central America.

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