• Five out of the seven marine turtle species around the world are listed as Endangered.
  • A female turtle can lay up to 120 eggs in one nest and can nest up to 3-4 times in one season.
  • This project is currently tracking 75 female Hawksbill turtles from UAE, Oman, Qatar and Iran.
  • Fishermen can now use turtle excluder devices to prevent accidental capture of marine turtles.
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Date 06/05/2011 - 07:49

The Marine Turtle Conservation Project Team has succesfully concluded the second year tagging season by tagging 24 Hawksbill Turtles in 4 countries, namely Iran, UAE, Oman and Qatar.The tagging took place in the months of April and May on 7 different beaches across the region.

EWS-WWF is thankful for the support recieved from the project's partners in different countries, which lent their time and expertise to the team. Satellite tracking transmitters are fitted to the top of the turtle’s shell in a painless process and...

Date 04/02/2011 - 23:18

As we approach the tenth month of project transmissions, it is interesting to reflect back on just what wealth of information these turtles are providing us.

Keep in mind that not all turtles got fitted with their transmitter on the same day, so if you check out the summary of transmissions in Table I below you’ll get an idea of how long they have been up and running.

Taken across the four countries, the turtles have been transmitting for an average of 238 days each as of 8th of February 2011, or just under eight...