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.

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Last updated on 09 April 2015

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Solomon Islands
Region: 
South Pacific
Threats: 
Unsustainable fishing and harvesting aquatic resources
Species: 
Eretmochelys imbricata
Species group: 
Reptiles