Tracking marine migrations across geopolitical boundaries aids conservation

The leatherback sea turtle is the largest living turtle and a critically endangered species. Saving leatherback turtles from extinction in the Pacific Ocean will require a lot of international cooperation, however, because the massive turtles may visit more than 30 different countries during their migrations.

Last updated on 07 September 2018

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Mexico
United States of America
Species: 
Dermochelys coriacea
Species group: 
Reptiles
CMS tags: 
monitoring
area beyond national jurisdiction
high seas