Turtle-Bar
Point Pelee National Park

Leamington, ON

Programs
Monitoring | Nest protection
Description

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
Government
Location
Leamington, ON
Region: southwest