IOSEA e-News for November 2006 (www.ioseaturtles.org)
 
SELECTED STORIES FEATURED ON THE IOSEA SITE LAST MONTH

Green turtle setting off from Rekawa beach, Sri Lanka  - Photo:  MCSSri Lanka's endangered turtles head for Asia's first marine park

In a ground-breaking project with the BBC, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has for the first time satellite tracked the migrations of endangered nesting green turtles from a wildlife sanctuary on the south coast of Sri Lanka to Asia's first marine protected area off Tamil Nadu, India.
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'One in a Thousand' educational kitWonderful educational resource for teachers now available

Teaching kids about turtles is the topic of the Australian-produced educational kit 'One in a Thousand', which includes a captivating DVD and a series of teacher's resources.

The DVD follows the story of a turtle found injured on a beach and highlights best practice techniques to maximise survival. It's also a source of comprehensive information on turtles, from basic identification through to the turtle lifecycle.
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Mnazi Bay Ruvuma Estuary Marine Park, TanzaniaKnowledge Transfer and Information Sharing in Mnazi Bay, Tanzania

The Mnazi Bay Ruvuma Estuary Marine Park (MBREMP) has four main turtle nesting beaches within its 45 kilometre coastline. MBREMP has organized several turtle conservation activities. Most recently, the group collected turtle nesting data, organized a turtle camp to provide information to local fishermen and rangers, and attended a seminar on sea turtles held by Sea Sense, a local non-governmental organization.
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MONTHLY ROUND-UP: What you may have missed in October...


Pilbara flatback turtle may not be endangered
(01 October)

Australia: Nation-wide approach to turtle/dugong management (03 October)

Turtle hatchery planned for Sabah park (11 October)

New coral reef management guide released (12 October)

Message Board: Volunteer Opportunity: Flatback Turtle Monitoring - Port Hedland, Western Australia (12 October)

Updated 'Dates of Interest' Calendar in Electronic Library (12 October)

Madagascar's coral reefs under threat (13 October)

Turtles have left Terengganu shores, despite help (14 October)

Gulf States need strict laws to save marine life (14 October)

Terengganu expected to license sale of eggs (14 October)

Project preserves Viet Nam's turtle nesting sites (16 October)

Kenya: Making a living from salvaged flip-flops (17 October)

Message Board: Announcement: First Mozambique Marine Turtle Workshop - Maputo, 22-23 November 2006 (17 October)

Updated various Advisory Committee pages (17 October)

Added link to: Report on the Conservation Status of Marine Turtles in Mozambique (17 October)

Feature: New publication - Marine turtles of the Indian subcontinent (18 October)

Feature: Project AWARE's International Cleanup Day Shows Results (23 October)

India: WII to conduct Olive Ridley turtle study (23 October)

Turtle migrants find haven off Tamil Nadu (26 October)

 
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