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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

Sea Turtle Day 2022 in Itsamia Mohéli (Comoros)

On Saturday, 11 June 2022, the Itsamia village on the island of Mohéli held an extraordinary celebration of its annual “Marine Turtle Day”. This year, a special event took place in the presence of the President of the Union of Comoros.

21 June 2022

The Database of Flipper Tag Series in Use in the IOSEA Region

The Secretariat has maintained a database of flipper tag series in use in the IOSEA region providing publicly accessible information on the possible origins of a tag, and preventing overlap that might occur between countries and projects.

16 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

Action Plan Addressing Unsustainable Use and Trade of Hawksbill Turtles in South-East Asia and the Western Pacific Ocean Agreed

This new Single Species Action Plan outlines what needs to be done ‘To address unsustainable use and trade of hawksbill turtles in the South-East Asia and Western Pacific Ocean region and build resilience in the populations’ at both the domestic and the international level.

02 June 2022

Light Pollution – there is a Solution!

By Karen Arthur, Caesar San Miguel, Narelle Montgomery
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Government of Australia

24 May 2022

Using Satellite Tracking Data to Drive Conservation

By Graeme C. Hays, Deakin University, Geelong, VIC, Australia & Nicole Esteban, Department of Biosciences, Swansea University, Swansea SA2 8PP, Wales, UK

22 April 2022

New Release: Assessment of the Conservation Status of Hawksbill Turtles in the IOSEA Region Shows Great Differences Across the Region

Launched today at a workshop held as part of the 40th International Sea Turtle Symposium (ISTS40) is the third in a series of species-focused assessments undertaken by the Advisory Committee of the IOSEA Marine Turtle MOU. This review provides an overview of what is known about Hawksbill Turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) in the Indian Ocean South-East Asia (IOSEA) region.

25 March 2022