…to the Great Canadian Turtle Race! As you track your favourite turtle’s migratory journey, you will create migration maps, record climatological and habitat data, and keep field notes as part of a tracking journal, science project, or even a recovery plan.
Right now, ten leatherback turtles are making their way from north to south, along their migration route. Can you predict who will make it? In which order will they complete their journey?
To be a great Turtle Tracker, make a plan before you start:
- Track the movements of your favourite leatherback sea turtle using Google Ocean.
- Monitor daily and seasonal climatological conditions that affect their movements.
- Evaluate threats to wildlife along migration routes.
- Communicate with field biologists, scientists, and other experts who will help you interpret the data you gather.
- Deepen your knowledge of the turtles and their habitats by conducting your own scientific inquiry.
- Recommend actions to protect these species by creating your own recovery plan.
Think you’ve figured it out? Submit your predictions to CWF and showcase your work alongside other Turtle Trackers from across Canada!
Planning is a critical part of protecting species at risk, and turning awareness into action. But it's also about reconciling the needs of wildlife and humans. These guidelines, modelled after the National Recovery Process (NRP), will help you formulate a recovery strategy, using an action plan to achieve conservation goals.
Submit your recovery plan to CWF . We’ll post it on our website, where you’ll be able to see great ideas from other Turtle Trackers across the country!
Here's your chance to meet experts and ask them questions about their work. We will answer as many inquiries as possible, with responses appearing on this page, so check back regularly! This is your chance to ask questions that only an expert will be able to answer! Send your questions to our experts!
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