Indian Ocean

Restoration of Nesting Beaches in Reunion Island: a Tool for Preservation of the Residual Sea Turtle Nesting Population

By Anne-Emmanuelle Landes (1), Léo Pairain (1), Claire Jean (2), Stéphane Ciccione (2)
1. Centre d’Etude et de Découverte des Tortues Marines (CEDTM)

04 July 2022

Mitigating the Effects of a Shift in Nesting Season of Olive Ridley Turtles on the West Coast of India

By Sumedha Korgaonkar, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. 248001, [email protected]

and Dr Kuppusamy Sivakumar, Ex-Scientist F, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. 248001 / Professor, Ecology and Environmental Science, Pondicherry Central University, Kalapet, Puducherry, India 605014

29 June 2022

Still Swimming with Turtles: Tourist-Turtle Interactions in the Maldives Pre- and Post-COVID-19

Over one million visitors came to the Maldives in 2018, many of which joined in-water activities such as snorkeling and diving to see marine megafauna such as whale sharks, manta rays and sea turtles (e.g., MUI 2022).

08 June 2022

“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

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

The IUCN Red List of Threatened species relies on national or regional groups such as IOSEA Task Forces to guide collection of systematic metrics on population size and trends in abundance over time. An important goal of the IOSEA Conservation and Management Plan is to increase understanding of sea turtle population status by countries across the region.

17 February 2021

STORM - Sea Turtles for Ocean Research and Monitoring

The Atmosphere and Cyclones Laboratory and Kelonia have equipped 11 juvenile sea turtles (8 Loggerhead Turtles and 3 Olive Ridley Turtles) with Argos tags equipped with additional sensors. These juveniles had been taken in at the Kelonia Care Centre after being accidentally caught by longline fishermen in Reunion Island waters.

09 February 2021

Improving Hatching Success on Cousine Island, Republic of Seychelles

Cousine Island is a small granitic island (25.7 ha) within the Republic of Seychelles containing a singular beach on its eastern, windward side. It is situated five kilometres from the second most populated island in the Seychelles, Praslin, and only two kilometres from the neighbouring island of Cousin (a nature reserve managed by Nature Seychelles since 1998). Since the purchase of Cousine Island by the current owner in 1991, conservation activities to monitor the nesting hawksbill females on the beach have been implemented as well as efforts to improve hatching success rates and the number of hatchlings released to sea.

27 January 2021

Vulnerability of Marine Turtles to Climate Change

Marine turtles are generally viewed as vulnerable to climate change because of the role that temperature plays in the sex determination of embryos, their long
life history, long age-to-maturity and their highly migratory nature. Impacts of different consequences of climate change, such as temperature and sea level rise, extreme weather events etc. in combination with anthropogenic pressures are discussed in this book chapter.

10 May 2019