Victor Agyei

  • Project name: Status and Nesting Ecology of Leatherback in Muni-Pomadze Ramsar Site, Ghana.
  • Project site: Muni-Pomadze Ramsar Site
  • EDGE species: Leatherback turtle, Dermochelys coriacea
  • Active: 2020 - ongoing

Biography

Before starting his MPhil at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Victor worked as a teaching and research assistant at KNUST, and has also served as a project assistant for the Forestry Research Institute of Ghana.

Victor would like to use the Fellowship as an chance to be trained in practical methods used in the conservation sector and is looking forward to ability to network and learn from like-minded fellows in the cohort. He also wants to be able to learn from the technical support and mentoring offered to help not only with his project but further into the future.

EDGE Project

Victor’s project aims to significantly contribute to sea turtle conservation and successful protection of the Muni-Pomadze Ramsar Site in Ghana.

His objectives are to:

• Map distribution and nesting sites of leatherback and other turtle species;
• Document threats to sea turtles in Muni-Pomadze Ramsar Site;
• Conduct education for conserving sea turtles in communities at the study area;
• Produce a plan for conserving sea turtles in Ghana;
• Establish Turtle Protection Corps at the Muni-Pomadze Ramsar Site.

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