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SWOT Threat Series #5: Climate Change

This is the fifth and final issue of a new online series on the biggest threats to sea turtles by State of the World's Sea Turtles (SWOT). This issue has been written by Mariana Fuentes (Florida State University).

09 July 2020

SWOT Threat Series #4: Coastal Development

This is the fourth issue of a new online series on the biggest threats to sea turtles by State of the World's Sea Turtles (SWOT). This issue has been written by Blair Witherington (Inwater Research Group).

03 July 2020

Congratulations to Dr Col Limpus, an Officer of the Order of Australia

The CMS/IOSEA Marine Turtle MOU Secretariat extends heartfelt congratulations to Dr Colin ‘Col’ Limpus for being made an Officer of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours on 7 June. He received the award for his “distinguished service to environmental science, particularly to the conservation of sea turtles, and as a mentor of young scientists”.

12 June 2020

SWOT Threat Series #3: Pollution and Pathogens

This is the third issue of a new online series on the biggest threats to sea turtles by State of the World's Sea Turtles (SWOT). This issue has been written by Nathan Robinson (Fundación Oceanogràfic / Wild Blue Science) & Bryan Wallace (Ecolibrium Inc. / Duke University).

01 June 2020

In Memoriam: Fiona Bartlett

It is with great sadness that the IOSEA Marine Turtle MOU Secretariat, and indeed the entire Aquatic Species Team of CMS, learned of the passing of Fiona Bartlett, the IOSEA Marine Turtle MOU Focal Point for Australia, on 22 May 2020. Our sincerest condolences go to her family, friends and colleagues.

28 May 2020

SWOT Threat Series #2: Direct Take

This is the second issue of a new online series on the biggest threats to sea turtles by State of the World's Sea Turtles (SWOT). This issue has been written by Brad Nahill, SEE Turtles.

26 May 2020

SWOT Threat Series #1: Fisheries Bycatch

This is the first issue of a new online series on the biggest threats to sea turtles by State of the World's Sea Turtles (SWOT). This issue has been written by Dr. Nick Pilcher, Marine Research Foundation.

19 May 2020

Today is World Wildlife Day

“Sustaining all life on Earth” is the theme of this year’s World Wildlife Day (WWD) reflecting the importance of the sustainable use of natural resources as well as highlighting wild animal and plant species as key components of the world’s biodiversity. The theme also aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, especially the goals addressing life below water, life on land, eradicating poverty and ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns.

03 March 2020

You, Come Home When I Am Big!

A short film titled "You, come home when I am big" depicting the hazardous first moments in the lives of turtle hatchlings has been produced to coincide with the CMS COP13. The film was made by Ajit Samal who is a celebrated fine art painter has been making wildilfe films and documentaries for over 20 years. Based at Gujarat, he has contributed many productions concerning the conservation of species including the White-backed Vulture, the Asiatic Lion, the Asiatic Wild Ass, the Sarus Crane, Olive Ridley Turtles and the Whale Shark, as well as the Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary and Ramsar site and hte vuklture poisoning crisis.

18 February 2020

Signatories to IOSEA Marine Turtle MOU Agree on New Work Programme

Da Nang/Viet Nam, 24 October 2019 – The 8th Meeting of the Signatories (MOS8) to the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation and Management of Marine Turtles and their Habitats of the Indian Ocean and South-East Asia (IOSEA Marine Turtle MOU) concluded today after four days of intense deliberations.

24 October 2019