Dominica's newest tour has evolved out of a sea turtle program operating on Rosalie Beach.

Starting next year, visitors will be able to view sea turtles at more locations across the island, accompanied by a trained tour guide from neighboring villages.

The recently established Dominica Sea Turtle Conservation Organization will launch a community-based ecotourism and management program in 2009 that will operate at Londonderry Beach, Bout Sable Beach and the beaches at Rosalie and Riviere Cyrique on the south side of the island.

Nightly beach patrolling already has begun, with trained citizens tagging turtles, collecting data and, when necessary, relocating nests and eggs.

Turtles tagged on Dominica can be tracked throughout the Caribbean due to collaboration with the Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation.

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