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Advisory Committee and Western Indian Ocean Marine Turtle Task Force Kick Off the Series of Meetings in the Anniversary Year

The 9th Meeting of the Advisory Committee (AC9), the first ever held independently of a Meeting of Signatory States (MOS), convened online from 15 to 19 March 2021. On 23 March, also the Western Indian Ocean Marine Turtle Task Force (WIO-MTTF) held its ninth – but first virtual – meeting.

31 March 2021

2020 MTSG Regional Reports are Online

In 2017 the Marine Turtle Specialist Group (MTSG) of the IUCN-Species Survival Commission launched a regional reporting initiative that aims to harness the collective power of its global expert mem

05 March 2021

Launch of the Dugong & Seagrass Hub

In recognition of World Seagrass Day 2021, we are thrilled to announce the official launch of the Dugong & Seagrass Hub. The Hub is a communal platform for dugong and seagrass conservationists to collate and share information, resources, best practice and lessons learned working to conserve seagrass ecosystems in dugong range states.

01 March 2021

Recent Estimates of Sea Turtle Nesting Populations Indicate the Regional Importance of the Chagos Archipelago

By Nicole Esteban, Swansea University,
Jeanne Mortimer, Turtle Action Group of Seychelles,
and Graeme Hays, Deakin University

17 February 2021

STORM - Sea Turtles for Ocean Research and Monitoring

By Stephane Ciccione
Kelonia

In Reunion, a recent cooperation between biologists and meteorologists has led to:

09 February 2021

Results of the Gulf Green Turtle Project show turtles on the move

By Mona Möller
Emirates Nature-WWF

This article highlights two scientific publications resulting from the Gulf Green Turtle Project:

03 February 2021

Turtle Excluder Device as a sustainable fishing practice in Malaysia

By Liyana Khalid, Nicolas Pilcher, Jonathan Phu & Ho Kooi Chee
Marine Research Foundation, Sabah, Malaysia

02 February 2021

Internship Opportunities in the Aquatic Species Team

Are you a university student or a recent graduate?  Are you interested in aquatic migratory species?  Are you interested in the work of a multilateral environmental agreement of the United Nations?  If your answer is yes, maybe consider applying for an internship in our Aquatic Species Team! (ASCOBANS, CMS, Sharks MOU, IOSEA Marine Turtle MOU)

29 January 2021

Improving Hatching Success on Cousine Island, Republic of Seychelles

By Tammy Godding
Conservation Officer, Cousine Island

27 January 2021

Ceremony Held to Hand Over Site Network Certificate for Con Dao National Park

On 13 November 2020, the Directorate of Fisheries (DFISH) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam convened a ceremony to recognize Con Dao National Park as the 11th Site of the Network of Sites of Importance for Marine Turtles in the Indian Ocean - South-East Asia Region.  Con Dao National Park was accepted as a Site following the decision of the 8th Meeting of Signatory States to IOSEA in October last year in Da Nang, Viet Nam. Con Dao National Park offers important nesting beaches, as well as feeding habitats for Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas) and Hawksbill Turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata).

30 November 2020