In Print and Online

Category: Wildlife management

Title: Conserving Turtles on a Global Scale

Author: Liz McLellan

Organization: The World Wildlife Fund

Date: March 2004

Language: English

Number of pages: 30

Eco-Index Summary: In this report, the World Wildlife Fund discusses the myriad threats facing marine turtles today. Whether it is collection for shells and meat; coastal gill nets, long lines, and ghost nets; disease; or degradation of foraging habitats, human-related impacts are undermining the ability of many turtle populations to maintain viable populations. While marine turtle conservation is very complex, the World Wildlife Fund has identified barriers to conservation and established global objectives for the preservation of the various species of turtles, many of which are endangered. This report includes projects from a variety of sites throughout the world to illustrate their and other organizations' efforts in marine turtle conservation.