Category Archives: turtle team

LAMU MARINE TRUST TEAM

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Carol
Pioneer of the project
Patron of the project
Member of the Board of advisors
She is available at anytimes when help is needed.
She is the main bridge between the LamCoT trust and our
main sponsor Tusk Trusk.

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Atwaa
Project coordinator
Has managed LamCoT for 7 years
Oversees all field work conducted by the
turtle team and their work plan.
Maintains links with all turtle conservation      
groups in Kenya under the umbrella   
organisation KESCOM and with Kenya  
Wildlife Service and all BMUs
Held responsible for the project accounts
Coordinator for Tusk Trust: seeking      
donations, compiling budget breakdowns,   
regular report writing for Tusk and KESCOM.
Works with the local community to ascertain their
needs in conservation of the area.
Attend meetings and conferences on behalf of the project

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Famau
Field Officer
Has worked With the project for Four years
Coodinator of the education project in Lamu Island.
Monitors all field projects over the Lamu  archipelago
Coordinates tag and release of turtles brought in
by fishermen
Leads the Environmental Clubs of
four primary schools.
Takes environmenat clubs for excursions
Works with the local community to increase
environmental awareness.
Oversees bee project on Takwa, Manda, set up to
promote pollination of mangroves and to produce
Marine Bush Honey.

 
Hasanaat
Project Assistant
Prepare project newsletters and annual reports
Correspondence with all sponsors of the project/Tag
and Nest sponsors
Regular updates to the project Blog
(www.lamumarine.org)
Daily checking of Emails and replies.
Assistance of the Education officer
Works with the local community to ascertain their
needs in conservation of the area

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Muhaj
Project Captain
Captain of Al-Miftah and  Pembe boats donated by Tusk Trust
Assist in organizing offshore meetings with the fishermen.
Work with regular trips to the turtle nesting beaches. 
Acts as ambassador to the Eastern community Pate( Island)
Takes environmental clubs for excursion
with is Crew.

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Odo
Daily patrols of Takwa Beach, Manda to prevent illegal poaching of eggs.Also,sight and record location of nesting females
Oversee nests during the 45-60 days incubation period
Translocate nests below the high water mark to a safer location
Keep in regular contact with project members on Shella to inform them of hatching dates
Report on any trawlers at the vicinity of Manda Island.

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Mahmoud
Daily patrols of Shella Beach, to prevent illegal poaching of eggs and to sight and record location of nesting females
Oversee nests during the 45-60 days incubation period
Translocate nests below the high water mark to a safer location
In charge of the Camels available for ride during hatchling times and for leisure.
Assisting security of Shella Beach.
Escorting guests along beach to Kipungani.

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Abdi
Daily patrols of Takwa Beach, Manda to prevent illegal poaching of eggs.Also,sight and record location of nesting females
Oversee nests during the 45-60 days incubation period
Translocate nests below the high water mark to a safer location
Keep in regular contact with project members on Shella to inform them of hatching dates.
Help organizing night patrols with volunteers and guests.

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Jilo
Daily patrols of Shella Beach, to prevent illegal poaching of eggs.Also,sight and record location of nesting females
Oversee nests during the 45-60 days incubation period
Translocate nests below the high water mark to a safer location
Assisting security of Shella Beach and Kipungani
Help reporting on any trawlers approaching our fishing zones.

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Twalib
Field Officer
A trustee to LaMCoT
Advisor of the project
Monitors all field projects over the Lamu  archipelago
Coordinates tag and release of turtles brought in by fishermen
Leads the Environmental Clubs of two primary schools on field trips to mangroves/ reef/turtle nesting beach
Works with the local community to increase environmental awareness