LOC patrols coastal areas where poaching of turtles is known to happen and collects the remains as evidence.
Turtle meat fetches high prices on the black market and our anti-poaching patrols not only give us an important insight into the extent of turtle poaching over time, but also acts as a deterrent for would-be poachers.
The collected evidence is catalogued and stored at LOC. The results from each anti-poaching patrol are shared with local authorities.
Our anti-poaching patrols also help us gauge other problems in the area, such as illegal fishing practices, abuse of reefs, beaches and foreshore areas.