THE KAPTAN JUNE
CONSERVATION FOUNDATION IN DALYAN
Objective 2: Pilot Projects and Demonstration Activities
Project: Propeller Guards for Tour Boats
Stainless steel propeller guards are mounted over the tour boat propellers like cages, preventing them to further slash sea and other turtles (like the Nile Turtles and other Freshwater Turtles in the Dalyan River). The pilot project aims for setting a good example and compelling data about injured turtles. We hope that our example will bring a policy change towards an obligation to mount propeller guards.
Needs: meetings with tour boat operators and captains, willingness to have propeller guards mounted, funds…
Progression: Up to now 40 guards (see list) are mounted, we hope for the required support to fix more boats with them. Unfortunately a great part of the boat owners are not really cooperatıve, mounted guards have been taken away. Still waiting for certification of the prop-gards by Turkish Lloyd.