|Date||14 Oct 2015|
In 2015, the team will aim to:
During the period when divers do not typically see the sharks (December to June), we are still detecting the animals at the site. Satellite tag data indicates these sharks move deeper as water temperature increases, but spend a large proportion of their time at Neptunes. Continued telemetry monitoring will provide the necessary long-term data to determine the temporal residency of individual grey reef sharks at the site plus broader scale movements where they may interact with artisanal fisheries.
Through this process, training will be provided to local community members to ensure long-term sustainability of the project. These data, in conjunction with the involvement of the Mozambican government, local communities and lodges will create the conditions to enact a marine protected area. The meetings and visit with the government will provide the basis to lay out and implement a management plan for the future conservation of the area.
Read about Isabel's previous project http://www.rufford.org/projects/isabel_marques_da_silva or for more information contact: