The St. Kitts Sea Turtle Monitoring Network (SKSTMN) is a community based nonprofit organization founded in January 2003 which monitors nesting sea turtle populations & acts as an advocate for the strengthening of sea turtle protection laws. They are working in conjunction with the St. Kitts Department of Marine Resources and a number of national, regional, and international agencies along with local citizens to develop a long term sea turtle monitoring & protection program. Currently, their leatherback monitoring efforts are concentrated on the 2 primary leatherback nesting beaches & they are conducting early morning & night surveys, & tagging. Hawksbill and green efforts are concentrated on the main nesting sites and foraging hawksbills and greens are being tagged offshore. The data gathered is being used to promote conservation in order to improve laws & change long-standing attitudes regarding the importance of sea turtles not only to the island's ecosystem but economy.
While they have a number of collaborators, the SKSTMN is a stand alone organization. The SKSTMN is a registered NGO in St. Kitts and a qualifying Public Charity under Internal Revenue Code Sections 501(c)(3) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) and donations are tax deductible if you are a US tax payer. A copy of their Determination Letter is available upon request.
The St. Kitts Sea Turtle Monitoring Network is a proud member of the Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network (WIDECAST)
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