IOSEA e-News for February 2009 (www.ioseaturtles.org)
 
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FROM THE SECRETARIAT


This month's Secretariat news will be rather brief, as our normal routine was interrupted in January by mission travel and annual leave. Nonetheless, preparations are well in hand for the IOSEA strategic planning session to be held in Brisbane, from 13-14 February; followed by active participation in the International Sea Turtle Symposium and various side meetings.

Please check out the updated Species Overview section of the website, whose content has been substantially improved.

We hope that readers will also take the time to review the Profile of the Month for February, entitled: "Satellite Tracking - Estimated potential not yet realised?" (to coin a popular teacher's phrase from secondary school). The article provides plenty of food for thought about the increasing use of this important investigative tool.

By the way, you may have noticed that the last few Profiles have originated from the IOSEA Secretariat (and possibly the next one will too). This is not necessarily because we have lots of information to impart (though we do); but rather that our appeals in recent months for contributions from the readership (governmental, NGO, IGO, individual etc) seem to have fallen on deaf ears.

There is certainly no shortage of activity focused on conserving marine turtles in and around the IOSEA region, as the national reports from Signatory States readily demonstrate. At the risk of sounding like a broken record: whether you are running a government programme or an NGO project - how about letting everyone else with a common interest know about, and learn from, your varied activities?

A short article with photos is all that it takes - please drop us a line!

MONTHLY ROUND-UP: What you may have missed in January

79 turtle hatchlings saved in Nasugbu, Philippines 31 Jan

Fiji: Fisheries concern for turtles 31 Jan

Australia: Deadly stinger kills Lake turtle 30 Jan

UAE: Chill in the sea spells trouble for turtles 30 Jan

Tarly the turtle released into wild 29 Jan

India: ECR corridor poses threat to turtles 28 Jan

Zaenuddin MZ: Taking the turtles, back to the wild 27 Jan

Australia: Nets leave their mark 26 Jan

Progress made towards mitigating sea turtle bycatch 25 Jan

Australia: Praise for turtle rescuer 24 Jan

Mafia marine life back as illegal fishing tamed 24 Jan

84 newly-hatched pawikan released in Tayabas Bay 22 Jan

Australia: Turtle's rescue remedy 22 Jan

Change of habits could help save leatherbacks 20 Jan

India: Olive Ridleys to get trash-free homes 18 Jan

Leatherback turtle on endangered species list 18 Jan

'Citizen scientists' urged to help save reef 16 Jan

Pregnant green sea turtle caught in La Union 16 Jan

India: Trawl seized, six fishermen arrested 16 Jan

SEA TURTLES: We cannot allow their extinction 14 Jan

India: NGO strives to save sea turtles 14 Jan

Australia: Flatback tribe hatch in historic nest egg 12 Jan

Lighting the path to death and extinction 12 Jan

Australia: Turtle fights for its life 11 Jan

India: Entrepreneur pumps money to tourism sector 11 Jan

Ningaloo Reef study to reveal coral threat 9 Jan

Viet Nam: Fishermen learn to save unwanted species 9 Jan

India: Coral reef recovery in Lakshadeep 8 Jan

Endangered turtles wash ashore in Dubai 8 Jan

Residents urged to keep lookout for washed-up turtles 8 Jan

Century-old turtle victim of boat propeller 7 Jan

India: Workshop calls for joint efforts 7 Jan

Pakistan: Beach cleaning held at Sandspit 6 Jan

Bush to establish world's largest marine protection area 6 Jan

Bush to establish 3 marine monuments in Pacific 6 Jan

The remarkable journey of Ana the green turtle 6 Jan

WWF to launch marine turtle protection project 5 Jan

Farm runoff not to blame for coral reef decline 5 Jan

Ten-year research to save coral reefs 2 Jan

Indonesia's coral reefs return to life 2 Jan

Orissa: Exploration of sunken ship triggers controversy 2 Jan

 

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for February 2009


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