Recovery Plan for the Northwest Atlantic Population of the Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta)
2008 Recovery plan for the northwest Atlantic population of the Loggerhead sea turtle
Loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) are protected under the Endangered Species Act. In this recovery plan, we have identified recovery units for the Northwest Atlantic loggerhead population. Establishing recovery units is a useful tool for species occurring across wide ranges with multiple populations, varying ecological pressures, or different threats in different parts of their range. By using this approach, we were able to set recovery goals for each unit and will be able to measure their contribution toward recovery of the Northwest Atlantic loggerhead population.