Green Turtle Nesting Sites and Sea Turtle Legislation throughout Oceania
Sea Turtles As a Flagship Species: Different Perspectives Create Conflicts in the Pacific Islands
Between May and August 2007, the lead author conducted surveys of retail outlets in nine regional centres across eight provinces in Papua New Guinea. The aim was to gain a contemporary overview of the country’s trade in marine turtles and marine turtle products.
information / data relating to the number, species status, and nest sites for turtles recorded in the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
This review documents existing legislation and policies as well as RMI's participation in international/regional agreements and conventions relevant to marine turtles.
A report on the marine turtles tagged and released from the pond in Malua.
This island nation contains many marine eco-systems, from globally significant coral reefs to mangroves, seagrass areas, seamounts and deep-sea trenches supporting at least 769 fish species, including sharks and rays, as well as whales, dolphins and sea turtles.
Call Number: [EL]
ISBN/ISSN: 978 82 7701 173 8
Physical Description: 84 p
The Pacific Islands region that is served by SPREP covers 32 million km2 and is in
the middle of the largest continuous marine habitat on the planet, the Pacific Ocean.
This region is home to a diverse range of large marine animals, including cetaceans,
sirenians and marine turtles. Over half of the world’s known species of cetaceans are
found in the region. The area also supports the world’s largest remaining populations
of dugongs, and green, hawksbill and loggerhead turtles.
This status review is a compilation of the most recent literature and statistics on the status of sea turtles in the Pacific Ocean region, providing a clearer understanding of the risks to sea turtles and their habitats. It presents a summary of the relevant (published) literature and knowledge about sea turtle reproductive biology, movements, and connectivity, and presents these alongside relevant threats that, in combination, are pertinent to understanding the status of sea turtle populations in the Pacific Ocean.