Coastal & Turtle Conservation with 

Project Oceano

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Individuals impacted through Oceano 5.0

Date

August - September 2019

SDG 14: LIFE BELOW WATER

Goal

Life Below Water

Target

By 2030, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans

what is oceano?

Project Oceano was initiated with the intention of expanding, contributing and creating awareness for the protection of Sea Turtles and marine biodiversity in Sri Lanka. Our goal is to identify issues and threats related to Sri Lanka's coastal ecosystem, find solutions for them and take corrective actions.  

One of the major activities of Oceano 5.0 was the Mangrove plantation session in Kalpitiya. Following several informative awareness sessions at National Aquatic Resources Research & Development Agency (NARA), University of Moratuwa, Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) and Seacology – Sudeesa Mangrove Museum (the largest mangrove protection organisation in Sri Lanka), 500 Mangrove plants were planted next to the coast.

 

Apart from that, 3 beach cleanup activities were conducted at Jungle Beach in galle, Panadura Beach and the Mount Lavinia Beach. Volunteers also took part in Coastal Creativity activities to raise awareness on protecting and preserving marine and coastal ecosystems.  

Key Activities

  • Beach cleanup projects around Sri Lanka.
  • Studying about the coastal ecosystems in Sri Lanka.  
  • Working with turtle hatcheries   
  • Conducting sessions for school children about the importance of coastal conservation.
  • Taking part in coastal creativity work
  • Organizing mangrove plantation campaigns

Key Outcomes

500 mangroves planted

At Kalpitiya Beach

3 awareness sessions

National Aquatic Resources Research & Development Agency (NARA)
University of Moratuwa
Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA)

3 beach cleanups

Jungle Beach
Mount Lavinia Beach
Panadura Beach

2 field visits

Kanneliya Rainforest
Madhu River

200+ Students Impacted

Through 3 awareness sessions

18 volunteers

12 from AIESEC in University of Moratuwa
6 Exchange Participants from Germany, China & The Netherlands

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The Process

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2. Initial Meeting

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3. Signing the MoU

Signing the MoU to consolidate our partnership

4. Delivery

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5. Value Addition

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6. Closing and Continuation

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