Maluane/ZSL Turtle Conservation Project in Mozambique: Green Turtles
Marine Turtle Research Group
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Founded in 1826, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is an international scientific, conservation and educational charity. ZSL runs ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, carries out scientific research in the Institute of Zoology, and our Conservation Programmes department is actively involved in field conservation in over 30 countries worldwide including the UK. The two zoos receive over 1.3 million visitors a year and are supported by some 250 volunteers working across the two sites. A registered charity (No. 208728), ZSL is dedicated to achieving and promoting the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats in the context of communities. ZSL's conservation work aims to build capacity and influence policy, to bring direct and sustainable conservation benefits to wild animals and their habitats, with activities typically undertaken by forming partnerships with local organisations and government departments.
Project sponsor or sponsor description
We would like to thank M. Langdon, M.Andersson, R.Atterburys, W. Van Aalst for their support.
The epoxy for the satellite tags has been generously donated by Powers Europe.
firstname.lastname@example.org t. 2016. Maluane/ZSL Turtle Conservation Project in Mozambique: Green Turtles. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/1024) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT; http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=204).
Coyne, M. S., and B. J. Godley. 2005. Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT): an integrated system for archiving, analyzing and mapping animal tracking data. Marine Ecology Progress Series. Vol. 301: 1-7.
Halpin, P.N., A.J. Read, E. Fujioka, B.D. Best, B. Donnelly, L.J. Hazen, C. Kot, K. Urian, E. LaBrecque, A. Dimatteo, J. Cleary, C. Good, L.B. Crowder, and K.D. Hyrenbach. 2009. OBIS-SEAMAP: The world data center for marine mammal, sea bird, and sea turtle distributions. Oceanography. 22(2):104-115.
Maluane is an innovative community-based conservation programme ensuring the protection of the exceptional coastal biodiversity in the northern Querimbas Archipelago on Vamizi and Rongui islands, using eco-tourism as an economic engine.
In partnership with the Zoological Society of London, Maluane has built on local knowledge to develop a team of monitors from the village who have successfully protected and monitored more than 700 nests of green and hawksbill turtles over the last 5 years. The area harbours some of the most pristine coral reefs in the world and seagrass habitats which are also used as developmental grounds by turtles. The project draws on the expertise and guidance of the Marine Turtle Research Group.
The satellite tagging of turtles will enable the identification of functional units of management in this part of the Western Indian Ocean which is recognised as being of global conservation value, and where turtles have never been studied before. The project is extremely grateful to Seaturtle.org for their assistance in the production of the map to track turtle's movements.
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Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
This section explains attributes included in the original dataset. OBIS-SEAMAP restricts the attributes available to the public to date/time, lat/lon and species names/counts only. Should you need other attributes described here, you are encouraged to contact the data provider.
Attributes in dataset provided
|Rays and sharks||0|
|Latitude||-15.85 - 5.51|
|Longitude||39.11 - 79.12|
|Coord. prec.||3 decimal digits|
|Data type||Telemetry location|
|Tracklines||YES (ID: 1026)|
|Contr. through||Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool|
|Sharing policy||Permission required|
|Also availalbe from||None|
|See metadata in static HTML|
|See metadata in FGDC XML|
|See download history / statistics|