03 Oct '11, 11am

Green Blog: Sharp Variations in Risks to Sea Turtles: A species may be listed as critically endangered while so...

Thushan Kapurusinghe The threats to loggerhead turtles in the Indian Ocean are thought to be high, mainly because they get caught in trawling nets and because of development in coastal areas where they nest. A single conservation strategy for a widely distributed species works about as well as a one-size-fits-all pair of sweat pants that is too loose for some people but uncomfortably tight for everyone else. A species may be listed as critically endangered while some populations within its ranks are thriving and some are probably beyond saving. With leatherback turtles, for example, tens of thousands of nesting females remain in the northwest Atlantic, yet their numbers in the eastern Pacific have dwindled by 90 percent in the last 20 years. From an official conservation standpoint, however, all leatherbacks are critically endangered. A new report by the International Unio...

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Sharp Variations in Risks to Sea Turtles

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