Point Pelee National Park

Leamington, ON

Monitoring | Nest protection

Turtle monitoring and nest protection has taken place in Point Pelee National Park for more than a decade. This work has helped to increase the number of turtle hatchlings entering into the overall population (a process known as juvenile recruitment) and decrease nest predation rates within the park. Staff from the park’s Resource Conservation department, with the assistance of different program partners over the years, have protected approximately 835 turtle nests since the program began in 2001.

Organization Type
1118 Point Pelee Dr, Leamington, ON N8H 3V4
Region: southwest