Archiv für den Monat: April 2012

And the Archie Carr Student Award goes to…

We would like to give a big congratulations to Joana Hancock, who was awarded the Archie Carr Student Award for best Conservation poster by the International Sea Turtle Society, with her thesis results: „Drivers of the illegal trade and consumption of sea turtle products in Cape Verde – Are we taking the right approach?“. […]

von |April 20th, 2012|Allgemein|

The Benefits of Marine Protected Areas

Marine Protected Areas (MPA) around the world are showing what a little environmental stewardship can do!

MPAs are government or NGO regulated areas in tropical waters and coastal seas around the world that restrict human activity, providing a safe haven for all types of oceanic wildlife. As study last month showed, MPAs provide a safe […]

von |April 12th, 2012|Allgemein|

Nesting season just around the corner

Loggerhead Sea Turtle, sporting a new flipper tag, returning to the ocean after nesting on Boa Vista
Photo by Stephanie Köhnk photo at seaturtle.org

Quick Facts about Loggerheads:
1. Most loggerheads nesting occurs in warm temperate and subtropical areas.
2. Every 10 to 15 days females come ashore at night build nests and lay eggs.
3. Females lay on […]

von |April 3rd, 2012|Allgemein, Kapverden|

Sea Turtles Stranded on Beaches Increasing

Warmer ocean temperatures are being blamed for the large number of stranded sea turtles being found on the beaches of Georgia. Through the first 12 weeks of 2012 25 turtles have been stranded, more than double the number in a typical year. See the article HERE.

(Originally posted/written by: Aaron Dumas)

von |April 2nd, 2012|Allgemein|

Turtle Foundation’s Annual Meeting in Liechtenstein

Turtle Foundation held our annual meeting in Liechtenstein over the weekend of March 22-24th. (The majority of our group lives in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Germany, so it’s closer for most people to meet there). The wonderful food cooked by Gigi and Margrit was surpassed only by the company – some of us only get […]