New publication synthesizes green turtle nesting sites and legislation throughout Oceania

The NOAA-NMFS Pacific Islands Research Office has just released an exhaustive review of green turtle (Chelonia mydas) nesting sites and legislation throughout Oceania.  MTSG member Irene Kinan-Kelly is among the authors of this valuable 52-page publication, titled Green Turtle Nesting Sites and Sea Turtle Legislation throughout Oceania (PDF).  The publication provides a “synthesis of 189 […]

NFWF Announces “Recovered Oil Fund for Wildlife”

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has just announced the availability of new funding through their Recovered Oil Fund for Wildlife to “support projects that help bolster populations of fish and wildlife species impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.”  This includes all projects that have a demonstrable benefit to sea turtle populations that may […]

Images by Paul Hilton document illegal turtle trade in China

Conservation photographer Paul Hilton has posted a series of shocking images on his website that document the rampant illegal trade of sea turtles in Hainan, China. As we have noted several times in the past (see our reports in Marine Turtle Newsletter 127 and 125), this is an issue of major concern for sea turtle […]

USFWS Marine Turtle Conservation Fund – October 1 deadline

This is a notice to all interested researchers and conservationists that applications for funding through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Marine Turtle Conservation Fund are being accepted until October 1, 2010. Part of the USFWS Wildlife Without Borders program, the Marine Turtle Conservation Fund is the U.S. government’s only international grants program for marine turtles, and […]