Reptiles

Le gouvernement américain poursuivi par des défenseurs des tortues marines

L'organisation de défense de l'environnement Oceana a lancé mercredi 15 avril des poursuites contre le gouvernement américain, estimant que le nombre de tortues marines tuées car piégées dans les f

16 April 2015

'Lost' sea turtles don't go with the flow

A tracking study has shown that young sea turtles make a concerted effort to swim in particular directions, instead of drifting with ocean currents.

10 April 2015

Hawksbill turtle rookery recovers from 150 years of exploitation

One of the last turtle populations in the world to be legally exploited for the 'tortoise shell' trade is finally recovering after a 25-year conservation effort, say researchers.

09 April 2015

Drop in Kenyan tourism could harm sea turtles

What do Ebola and terrorism have to do with turtles? Along the Kenyan coast, quite a bit. Both are causing numbers of tourists to drop - and the impacts on wildlife conservation could be severe

26 February 2015

Turtles head for freedom in Gulf of Mexico after rescue operation

Some 1,200 young and ‘cold-stunned’ Kemp’s ridley turtles who were stranded in Massachusetts last year have been released into warm waters off Louisiana

30 January 2015

Sea turtles fall victim to 'alarming' flood of plastics entering Australian waters

Sydney’s Taronga Zoo is treating unprecedented numbers of marine animals that have swallowed plastic debris and scientists say the tide of litter is only rising

28 January 2015

Warming seas decrease sea turtle basking

Green sea turtles may stop basking on beaches around the world within a century due to rising sea temperatures, a new study suggests.

23 January 2015

Baby turtles to be tagged for study into notoriously tough flatbacks

Hatchlings on display at Aquarium of Western Australia before being released to provide data on the behaviour of the tenacious flatback sea turtle

20 January 2015

IOSEA: Review of 2014 and Look Ahead to 2015

As is customary at this time of the year, the IOSEA Marine Turtle Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Secretariat presents a compilation of marine turtle-related news of the past 12 months, from around the Indian Ocean – South-East Asia region.

19 January 2015