Reptiles

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

Marine Turtle Conservation in the Spotlight of Workshop in Kuwait

Bonn, 16 December 2014 - The Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), a government-affiliated research institute organized a workshop from 9-10 December 2014 to gather input for the development of a national plan for the conservation of sea turtles

16 December 2014

Vietnam seizes over 1,000 dead endangered sea turtles

Record haul of over 1,000 endangered sea turtles, all dead, were bound for illegal export to China

25 November 2014

Vietnam police seize 1,000 stuffed marine turtles

Nha Trang police said they spent all of Thursday counting and classifying more than a thousand stuffed sea turtles which they seized the day before from two downtown warehouses.

21 November 2014

Cape Verde group answers turtle SOS

The Cape Verde Islands are a key nesting area for loggerhead turtles. But the species is endangered as a result of hunting and mass tourism.

06 November 2014

Tiny turtles tracked on swimming frenzy

Tiny tags have been used to follow the frenetic first hours in a loggerhead turtle's life.

BBC

23 October 2014

UN: 'Time to take the heat off turtles'

At a UN-organized meeting in Bonn, experts are discussing the plight of endangered sea turtles.

17 September 2014

Network of Sites for Indian Ocean Marine Turtles Launched

Representatives and observers from 25 countries have reached agreement on a suite of measures that will strengthen efforts to conserve marine turtles in and around the Indian Ocean.

12 September 2014