We would like to give a big congratulations to Joana Hancock, who was awarded the Archie Carr Student Award for best Conservation poster by the International Sea Turtle Society, with her thesis results: „Drivers of the illegal trade and consumption of sea turtle products in Cape Verde – Are we taking the right approach?“. The study was co-funded by Turtle Foundation and Exeter University, and had logistic support from INDP, from Santiago, Cape Verde.
In Joana’s words: „The work would have been impossible without the people from INDP in Santiago! The help from colleagues and the funding from Turtle Foundation were essential. I would like to thank them all for their support, I share this award with all of them.“
The Archie Carr Award for the best student presentation is given annually at the International Sea Turtle Symposium in recognition of excellence in graduate student research. More information about the Archie Carr Student Award can be found here:
(Originally posted/written by: Amanda Dutra)