Community-based eco-tourism as an income generating activity to reduce illegal turtle trade.

Luis Carlos Negrette Babilonia

The goal of this internship will be to strengthen the community-based conservation program for the Critically Endangered river turtle Podocnemis lewyana, by improving the eco-tourism initiative implemented as an income generating activity and substitute for turtle trade, and by building local capacity through training for the community leader and the eco-touristic project manager.