Hanauma Talks Webinar - Partnerships in Sea Turtle Recovery: A Pacific-Wide ‘Ohana
Learn how NOAA Fisheries works to recover turtles protected under the Endangered Species Act through cooperation and long-term collaborations between federal, state, and community partners.
Sea turtles are long-lived, slow growing marine reptiles that have been on Earth for over 50 million years. They are intimately connected to the people and cultures of the Pacific. But these animals were also exploited for their meat, bone, and shell for centuries, and many populations were severely depleted, including those in Hawaiʻi.
As a result, sea turtles are now protected under state law and the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Join Irene Kelly, Pacific Islands Sea Turtle Recovery Coordinator, for a virtual lecture to learn about how NOAA Fisheries works to recover honu (green sea turtles) and honu‘ea (hawksbill turtles) in Hawai‘i and across the Pacific Ocean.
We’ll also discuss current threats to these species in Hawai'i and how we work with partners to help implement the ESA with tools like grants to community-based programs, science-based management measures, and best-practice guidelines for the public to participate in ongoing conservation efforts.
Participants will be able to ask questions through a Q&A session at the end of the presentation.
Register for the 45-minute webinar on WebEx. You can access this event through the WebEx app on your mobile device or on a computer via a web browser, which does not require any software installation.