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Marine Turtle Conservation Project 2012-2013
Antonopoulou M. 2016. Marine Turtle Conservation Project 2012-2013. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/1282) on yyyy-mm-dd.
Contact: Antonopoulou, Marina
Availability: This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Notes: Only data aggregated per 1-degree cell are available through OBIS. For access to additional data, the provider needs to be contacted.
Marine turtle populations around the globe are threatened through over-harvesting and habitat loss due to increased coastal development, urbanisation and industrialisation. Nowadays, critical measures are urgently needed to safeguard the turtle nesting sites, their feeding and breeding sites at sea, and their migratory pathways. more
But while we know a lot about turtle nesting sites, we know little about where they spend most of their lives: at sea. Today, critical measures are urgently needed to safeguard the few remaining turtle nesting sites, their feeding and breeding sites at sea, and their migratory pathways.
The Marine Turtle Conservation Project focuses on 4 countries in the Gulf region: UAE, Oman, Qatar and Iran.
The project links together numerous stakeholders, from Government agencies to NGOs to the private sector, and will combine scientific research and monitoring with environment awareness centered on marine turtle protection.
By tracking marine turtles at a regional scale, the project aims to raise the collective awareness of their plight, and provide concrete links at an international level on which these nations may develop concurrent conservation agendas.
The objectives of the project are the following:
Only data aggregated per 1-degree cell are available through OBIS. For access to additional data, the provider needs to be contacted.
Biology > Reptiles
Marine, Conservation, Satellite tracking, ISW, Arabian Sea, ISW, Oman Gulf, ISW, Persian Gulf, Eretmochelys imbricata
ISW, Arabian Sea [Marine Regions]
ISW, Oman Gulf [Marine Regions]
ISW, Persian Gulf [Marine Regions]
19 April 2012 - 20 June 2014
Eretmochelys imbricata (Linnaeus, 1766) [WoRMS]
Occurrence of biota
OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more
Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring
Metadatarecord created: 2016-05-26
Information last updated: 2016-06-02