News

The First Population Study on Foraging Green Turtle in the Northern Persian Gulf and Oman Sea Reveals High Genetic Diversity

By: Asghar Mobaraki
National Focal Point IOSEA Marine Turtle MOU / Natural Environment Deputy, Wildlife conservation and management Bureau, Department of Environment, Tehran, Iran

08 December 2021

In-Water Monitoring of Juvenile Green Turtles at Al Qurm Reserve: A Unique Development Area for Turtles in the United Arab Emirates

By Jimena Rodriguez, John Pereira and Brendan Whittington-Jones

Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPAA), Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

02 December 2021

North-Western Indian Ocean Sub-Regional Meeting Identifies Joint Opportunities for Marine Turtle Conservation

On 29 November 2021, the first ever Meeting of the North-Western Indian Ocean held independently of a Meeting of Signatory States (MOS) convened online. Thirty participants joined the meeting, including delegates from six Signatory States (Bahrain, Islamic Republic of Iran, Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates) and two non-Signatory Range States (Kuwait and Qatar).

30 November 2021

IOSEA Marine Turtle MOU to participate in the Sea Turtle Talks on Twitter

On Tuesday, 14 September 2021, the IOSEA Secretariat will participate in the Twitter Sea Turtle Talks.

09 September 2021

“Turtle TV” from 20 Countries Available on “World Sea Turtle Day 2021” YouTube Playlist

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 t

23 June 2021

Launch of Interactive Atlas “TurtleNet”: A Milestone in Marine Turtle Conservation

On the occasion of  World Sea Turtle Day 2021, “TurtleNet”, an interactive atlas that shows nesting, courtship, feeding and migration routes of marine turtles has been launched. The new online Marine Turtle Breeding and Migration Atlas, developed by Queensland’s Department of Environment and Science (DES) in collaboration with the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), brings together decades of Australian and global data.

16 June 2021

New free web-TV series explores breath-taking marine environment of Borneo

Scubazoo Images are thrilled to announce the release of our latest new series: ‘Borneo Ocean Diaries’. Our series will be hosted by Sabahan actress and presenter Alexandra Alexander. Join Alex as she dives into the surrounding oceans to explore this equally bio-diverse and breath-taking marine environment.

09 June 2021

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 members to compile and summarize the most relevant data for conservation of sea turtles in each of the 10 MTSG regions and their respective marine turtle Regional Management Units (RMUs).

05 March 2021