With programmes from 20 countries, on 16 and 19 June 2021 the IOSEA region celebrated World Sea Turtle Day, the 20th Anniversary of the IOSEA Marine Turtle MOU and the fascinating world of marine turtles. Streamed on YouTube, several hundred viewers watched parts of the programme already, and dozens engaged in the live chat during the live streaming.
In the day-long series of online events taking place around the IOSEA region, which was live streamed on Saturday, 19 June 2021 but remains available, viewers are taken on a journey from one country to the next, learning about and from the communities, children, researchers and conservationists striving to protect marine turtles in those places. Also, in a two-hour webinar hosted in Malaysia, the audience has the chance to delve into the history of sea turtle conservation in the IOSEA region and hear about the panellists' hopes and visions for the next twenty years.
The videos can be accessed on YouTube: http://bit.ly/seaturtle_livestream.
You can access details of registered events through the map on this page.
This ‘round-the-clock virtual event’ was organized by local hosts in collaboration with the CMS/IOSEA Secretariat and was streamed by Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT).
We hope that this joint series of celebrations helps everyone loving turtles in the IOSEA region to feel connected in our shared efforts to preserve them for future generations.
Please also sign this pledge to show your personal commitment to reducing plastic use and thereby contributing to reducing one threat to marine turtles: www.change.org/WSTD-IOSEA.
Last updated on 23 June 2021