on marine turtles
Marine turtles are everyone's business!
Protected by various conventions but still threatened according to the IUCN, sea turtles are the subject of much attention: studies, monitoring, care. Professionals, volunteers and enthusiasts are trying to learn more about their life cycle, their behaviours, their migrations and above all to minimise the impact of human activities on them.
A major annual gathering of specialists to help sea turtles
Organized by the International Sea Turtle Society (ISTS), a non-profit organization founded in 1996, this conference dedicated to sea turtle research and conservation usually brings together more than 1000 people representing more than 80 countries.
This diverse community of biologists, ecologists, and educators share knowledge, strengthen networks, and collaborate to preserve sea turtles.
The Institute of Oceanography regularly sends members of its team to keep abreast of the status of populations, new issues and emerging threats and to share common actions to be taken.
A group of specialists for French marine turtles
Led by the Natural Heritage Department of the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, the French Marine Turtle Group (set up in 2007) brings together people working on marine turtles.
The second symposium organized by the GTMF was held from 8 to 10 September 2015 at the Maison des océans in Paris. Around one hundred French-speaking specialists aimed to strengthen public policies and management actions in favour of these migratory reptiles present in mainland France and in overseas territories.
Marine turtles, local and territorial authorities committed to...
Each region or territory that hosts marine turtles on its beaches or in its coastal waters has developed a Marine Turtle Network and offers many educational tools: songs, games, videos, computer graphics and general information or information by species, thus making it possible to obtain information for all ages.