Regional Action Plan for the Conservation of Marine Turtles and their Habitats in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden
This plan provides a set of priority actions for the conservation of marine turtles and their habitats in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (RSGA). All species of marine turtle have been classified as endangered and are listed by CITES in Appendix I. This region supports globally important feeding and nesting grounds for populations of green, hawksbill and loggerhead turtles in particular. Turtles are migratory; they may swim considerable distances from their feeding grounds to their nesting beaches. Recent nesting surveys carried out in Djibouti by PERSGA have discovered a migratory route from as far away as Sri Lanka. Turtle conservation requires international cooperation to be successful, both between countries and between regions.
06 Apr 2010