Green Turtle Nesting Sites and Sea Turtle Legislation Throughout Oceania

September 01, 2010

A literature review compiled by NOAA Fisheries to facilitate better understanding of green turtle nesting distribution in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean, including a summary of legal protections for sea turtles throughout the region.

This is a literature review compiled by the NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Regional Office (PIRO) Protected Resources Division to facilitate better understanding of green turtle nesting distribution in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean, including a summary of legal protections for sea turtles throughout the region. This synthesis of 189 Pacific green turtle nesting locations, nesting assemblage characteristics where available, and current national legislation provides the background information necessary to identify where gaps exist in monitoring and management. This will help NOAA Fisheries and other regional stakeholders prioritize and direct future research, management activities, and international collaborations to advance green turtle conservation and recovery efforts in the Pacific.

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