Maluane/ZSL Turtle Conservation Project in Mozambique: Green Turtles


Dataset credit

Data provider
Marine Turtle Research Group
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Project partner
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.


Primary contact Marine Turtle Research Group
Data entry Michael Coyne



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 for their assistance in the production of the map to track turtle's movements.

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Attributes in dataset

Attribute (table column)Description
prognumProgram number
tag_idPTT ID
lcLocation class
iqQuality indicator
dir1Dir 1
nb_mesNumber of messages received
big_nb_mesdefinition not provided
best_levelBest signal strength in dB
pass_durationPass duration in seconds
nopcNumber Of Plausibility Checks successful (from 0-4)
calcul_freqCalculated frequency
altitudeAltitude used for location calculation
speciesSpecies name
project_idSTAT Project ID
lc_filterParameters to location filtering
speed_filterParameters to speed filtering
distance_filterParameters to distance filtering
topo_filterParameters to topo filtering
time_filterParameters to time filtering
angle_filterParameters to angle filtering
life_stageLife stage of the animal
genderGender of the animal
wetdryWet or dry
wetdry_filterParameters to Wet or dry filterint
obs_datetimeDate and time (local time zone)
timezone_hTime difference from UTC
Marine mammals0
Sea turtles321
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2007-04-12
Date, End2009-06-10
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude-15.85 - 5.51
Longitude39.11 - 79.12
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 1026)
Traveled (km)12,827
Travel hours1,937
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
Sharing policy Permission required
Shared with SWOT
GBIF (via DOI)*
* Aggregated summary
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