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Western Cape Turtle Threat Abatement Alliance

With the support of Cape York NRM, the Western Cape Turtle Threat Abatement Alliance, a collective of five western Cape Indigenous Ranger groups, spent the 2019 nesting season (June – September) monitoring seven beaches, managing feral pig numbers and installing turtle nest cages to protect eggs and hatchlings.

WCTTAA’s end of season meeting for 2019 was held in Cairns in December with special guest Threatened Species Commissioner Dr Sally Box in attendance.

The first half of 2020 saw two businesses in Western Sydney manufacture and donate 50 turtle nest cages to WCTTAA as well as a successful Community Benefit Gambling Fund bid which will enable the collective to purchase additional cages as well as equipment for monitoring sand temperatures.

WCTTAA’s funding ended in June 2020, with an official announcement about future funding imminent.