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Marine Turtle Conservation Project 2012-2013
Citation
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.

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Availability: Creative Commons License 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.

Description
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:

  • Develop strategic partnerships amongst government agencies, NGOs and the private sector at both National and Regional levels;
  • Raise the awareness of marine turtle conservation needs at National and Regional levels;
  • Elucidate the post-nesting migrations and biology of marine turtles using satellite tracking;
  • Identify foraging grounds of endangered marine turtles and linkages between nesting and feeding population assemblages;
  • Share tracking data and findings to relevant authorities and contribute to the development of a regional marine turtle conservation plan;
  • Integrate these conservation initiatives within international conservation agreements on marine turtles and national programmes.

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


Scope
Themes:
Biology > Reptiles
Keywords:
Marine, Conservation, Satellite tracking, ISW, Arabian Sea, ISW, Oman Gulf, ISW, Persian Gulf, Eretmochelys imbricata

Geographical coverage
ISW, Arabian Sea [Marine Regions]
ISW, Oman Gulf [Marine Regions]
ISW, Persian Gulf [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
19 April 2012 - 20 June 2014

Taxonomic coverage
Eretmochelys imbricata (Linnaeus, 1766) [WoRMS]

Parameter
Occurrence of biota

Contributors
Emirates Wildlife Society WWF (EWS-WWF), moredata providerdata creator Marine Research Foundation, moredata provider

Related datasets
Published in:
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
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