IOSEA e-News for June 2008 (www.ioseaturtles.org)
 
SELECTED STORIES FEATURED ON THE IOSEA SITE LAST MONTH

Marine Turtles of the South-western Indian Ocean

Marine turtles of the South-western Indian Ocean posterKélonia - the Marine Turtle Observatory, in Réunion, has kindly provided a downloadable image of a beautiful new poster emphasising "an exceptional, natural and common heritage to preserve".

The poster was prepared to present the 5 species of marine turtles living in the south-western Indian Ocean. More »

Indonesia to host Fifth Meeting of IOSEA Signatory States

Map of Bali c/o www.wikipedia.orgThe Secretariat is pleased to announce that the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Indonesia has agreed to host the Fifth Meeting of IOSEA Signatory States, in Bali, in August 2008. The meeting will be organised by the Directorate of Conservation and Marine National Parks, in cooperation with the IOSEA Secretariat and WWF-Indonesia; and will be coordinated with a number of associated events and meetings.  More »


IOSEA website receives a facelift

Beyond the obvious cosmetic improvements made to the IOSEA home page, we’ve taken advantage of the opportunity to introduce some new tools and to improve the functionality of several aspects of the site (and even eliminate a few nagging bugs).

We hope users will find the site even more useful and visually appealing than ever before. Here's an overview of some of the enhancements that have been introduced:  More »

Australia: Draft Management Plans released for stakeholder consultation
 

Green turtle feeding. Photo courtesy of Caroline RogersThrough the Torres Strait Dugong and Turtle Project, the Torres Strait Regional Authority's Land and Sea Management Unit have been supporting Traditional Owners on the Islands of Badu, Boigu, Erub, Iama, Mabuiag, Mer, Horn and St Pauls, to strengthen their capacity to sustainably manage their dugong and turtle fisheries.  More »

 

WWF: Adaptation to climate change in marine turtles website

The World Wildlife Fund has announced the launch of a new webpage focussing on "Adaptation to Climate change in marine turtles" to consolidate ideas and understanding about the effects of climate change in relation to marine turtles.

While the project appears to focus particularly on hawksbill turtles of the Caribbean, its methodogy and findings will certainly be of much wider interest, including to countries of the IOSEA region. More »

 

Satellite Tracking Turtles from Mer Island, Australia

The TSRA Dugong and Turtle Project is part of a north Australia-wide project coordinated by the North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance (NAILSMA), and funded by the Natural Heritage Trust. More »



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

Malaysia: probe ordered into theft of turtle eggs 31 May

85-kg green sea turtle released back to sea 30 May

Egg-laying sea turtles draw visitors to Con Dao Island 30 May

Fiji Committee's focus is on endangered species 28 May

Teachings kids on environment and marine life 28 May

Fiji: No time to procrastinate 27 May

Turtles' nesting ground also 'Cosme' casualty 26 May

Orissa port site not Ridley turtle habitat 26 May

Coral reef at Netrani Island faces ecological threat 25 May

Malaysia: This turtle loves Chagar Hutang 25 May

Move to boost coral reef protection 24 May

Philippines: Starfish attack Palawan reefs 23 May

Sun screen lotion threatens coral: study 23 May

Turtles come out of their shell 22 May

Greenpeace wants Tata port project shifted 22 May

Conservationists divided over Dhamra port 22 May

Qatar's coral reefs in peril, warns expert 18 May

US shrimp lobby at it again! 18 May

World wildlife numbers down 25% in three decades 16 May

Environmentalists bring 'Thalia' to sea 14 May

$200m to rescue the Great Barrier Reef 14 May

Marine turtle on captive breeding released 12 May

Malaysia: Two new turtle nests identified in PD 12 May

141 sea turtle hatchlings released into sea in Davao 10 May

Thailand: A rising tide 8 May

Australia: Bribie dune destruction a disgrace' 8 May

Sea turtle conservation and shrimp 8 May

Pacquiao joins DENR to release marine turtles 7 May

India: Jai-Veeru rush to rescue Olive Ridleys 7 May

India's first marine reserve in Lakshadweep soon 6 May

Acid oceans 6 May

An MP speaks up for endangered Olive Ridley turtles 5 May

Sea turtles almost gone from Thai Andaman coast 4 May

Greenpeace frees Pacific marine life 4 May

Pakistan: Save our turtles! 3 May

India: Court seeks details of Central funds 3 May

 

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