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Notes: Only data aggregated per 1-degree cell are available through OBIS. For access to additional data, the provider needs to be contacted.

Description
Maluane is an innovative community-based conservation programme ensuring the protection of the exceptional coastal biodiversity in the northern Querimbas Archipelago on Vamizi and Rongui islands, using eco-tourism as an economic engine. In partnership with the Zoological Society of London, Maluane has built on local knowledge to develop a team of monitors from the village who have successfully protected and monitored more than 700 nests of green and hawksbill turtles over the last 5 years. The area harbours some of the most pristine coral reefs in the world and seagrass habitats which are also used as developmental grounds by turtles. The project draws on the expertise and guidance of the Marine Turtle Research Group. more

The satellite tagging of turtles will enable the identification of functional units of management in this part of the Western Indian Ocean which is recognised as being of global conservation value, and where turtles have never been studied before. The project is extremely grateful to Seaturtle.org for their assistance in the production of the map to track turtle's movements.

Supplemental information: Visit STAT's project page for additional information. This dataset is a summarized representation of the telemetry locations aggregated per species per 1-degree cell.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Reptiles
Keywords:
Marine, ISW, Mozambique, Chelonia mydas

Geographical coverage
ISW, Mozambique [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
12 April 2007 - 10 June 2009

Taxonomic coverage
Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]

Parameter
Occurrence of biota

Contributors
Duke University; Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences; Marine Laboratory, more
Zoological Society of London (ZSL), moredata creator

Related datasets
Published in:
OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Coyne, M.S.; Godley, B.J. (2005). Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT): an integrated system for archiving, analyzing and mapping animal tracking data. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 301: 1-7, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2015-03-18
Information last updated: 2015-03-18
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