Conservation of Sea Turtles with Special Reference to India.

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Like my talk, this article falls into two parts – firstly how my involvement with sea turtles began and the Australian conservation successes which led from it, and secondly my involvement in olive ridleys in India and the huge upsurge in interest and work on sea turtles in India that has resulted. My involvement with sea turtles started in December 1963. I had returned to Australia as a Research Scholar in that great world-class institution the Australian National University and the Senior Lecturer in Zoology asked me to join the Honours students field course on the Great Barrier Reef as a demonstrator. On the first evening we saw huge green and loggerhead turtles hauling out and nesting. They captivated me at once and I knew that I had to start work on them although I was only in the first year of my PhD. On my return to Canberra I saw the Reader, in my Professor’s absence in the UK, and he approved my starting



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Author(s)Bustard HR
Published Date2014
Publication LanguageEnglish
TypePresentation
CMS InstrumentIOSEA Marine Turtles
Sourcehttp://www.britishcheloniagroup.org.uk/sites/default/files/u8/v8n1bustard_wm.pdf