IUCN. 1996. A Marine Turtle Conservation Strategy and Action Plan for the Western Indian Ocean.
The Western Indian Ocean Sea Turtle Workshop and Strategic Planning Session, organized by IUCN East African Regional Office (EARO) and the IUCN/SSC Marine Turtle Specialist Group and hosted by the Natal Parks Board in Sodwana Bay, South Africa from 12-18 November 1995, was the first regional meeting on sea turtles to be convened under the umbrella of A Global Strategy for the Conservation of Marine Turtles. The Global Strategy lists actions which need to be taken at local, national, and regional levels to conserve sea turtles but specifically recommends that actions be coordinated at the regional level.
The workshop brought together representatives and scientists from Eritrea, Kenya, Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar, Mozambique, South Africa, Comoros, Mauritius, Seychelles, and France, including La Reunion and other islands, to discuss and address issues of regional concern for the conservation of sea turtles.