Largest Turtle Breeding Colony in the Atlantic Discovered

Largest Turtle Breeding Colony in the Atlantic Discovered

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A huge ground survey covering nearly 600 km of Gabon’s coastline has uncovered the largest breeding colony of olive ridley turtles in the Atlantic. The study, published in the journal Biological Conservation, is the first to combine existing monitoring data with a back-to-basics coastal survey of the area. The results suggest that Gabon hosts the most important rookery for this species in the Atlantic…

Read Full Article, Science Daily

Community Conservation Efforts Credited For Increasing Olive Ridley Turtles Nesting, India; IPS News (03-27-2014)
India’s eastern coastal state of Odisha each year hosts nearly half of the world’s and 90 percent of India’s nesting Olive Ridley turtles, categorised as “endangered”..

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Gabon Announces World’s Newest Underwater Reserve, Rich in Threatened Wildlife; National Geographic (11-22-2014)
The central African nation of Gabon recently declared almost a quarter of its territorial sea off-limits to commercial fishing, creating a first-of-its-kind network of marine protected areas in the region…

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