We are pleased to report that the Red List Assessment of the Hawaiian subpopulation of green turtles (Chelonia mydas) has been accepted by IUCN. As detailed in our last post, the final assessment of the Hawaiian green turtle concluded a status of Least Concern for this subpopulation. This status is a testament to the decades of collaborative research and conservation in Hawaii that allowed the population to recover, and gives hope to the recovery of depleted marine turtle populations in other parts of the world. The final assessment is available on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species Website (Update: IUCN is currently experiencing technical difficulties with their website. In the meantime you may download the PDF here).
Pilcher, N.J., Chaloupka, M.Y. and Woods, E. 2012. Chelonia mydas Hawaiian subpopulation. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1 <www.iucnredlist.org>.