Hawaiian Green Turtle Red List Assessment Submitted to IUCN


UPDATE (1/30/2012): After review by IUCN, the Red List Assessment of Hawaiian green turtles has been revised and is pending re-submission. See this post for details.

The final version of a Red List Assessment of the Hawaiian subpopulation of green turtles (Chelonia mydas) was completed by Nicolas Pilcher, Milani Chaloupka, and Erin Woods and submitted by the MTSG to IUCN for consideration this week. This follows a review of the draft assessment by the entire MTSG and the Assessment Steering Committee, and multiple rounds of revision.

The proposed category listing of this subpopulation is Near Threatened, as it nearly met the threshold for classification as Vulnerable under Criterion B2 (Area of Occupancy). The final version of the assessment, as submitted to IUCN, is available for download here (PDF).

Please note that the assessment is not considered official until it has been accepted by IUCN. We will update this site as we hear from IUCN regarding their review of the assessment.

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