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2018 Regional Reports Now Available

In 2017 the IUCN-SSC Marine Turtle Specialist Group launched a new regional reporting initiative that aims to harness the collective power of our global expert members to compile and summarize the most relevant data for conservation of sea turtles in each … Continue reading

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New Loggerhead Red List Assessments Published

A new IUCN Red List Assessment of the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) is now available online. The assessment was completed by the Marine Turtle Specialist Group of the IUCN Species Survival Commission, a global network of sea turtle experts. … Continue reading

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New Leatherback Red List Assessments Published

First-ever combined subpopulation listing and global listing show variation in leatherback status worldwide. For decades, the IUCN SSC Marine Turtle Specialist Group has debated the utility and appropriateness of single global listings on the Red List of Threatened Species for … Continue reading

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MTSG Member Wins Whitley Award for Nature

The UK-based Whitley Fund for Nature awarded Joanna Alfaro-Shigueto, an MTSG member from Lima (Peru), with one of the world’s most prestigious wildlife conservation awards – the Whitley Award. The results were announced during a ceremony at the Royal Geographical … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Green Turtle Red List Assessment Accepted

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 … Continue reading

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