Improving hand raising techniques of one of the top 25 turtles on death row

Raiza Barahona Fong

The overall goal of the internship is to develop and test an upgrade strategy to improve the hand raising techniques of Dermatemys mawii in the Maya Forest. WCS will take advantage of the lessons learned during previous efforts and will share these and the new knowledge to the CLP intern. Additionally, the intern will continue with the education campaign with the school children of Paso Caballos so they become strong advocates of this species' conservation and reduce meat consumption of D. mawii in the long term.