• 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.
  • strict warning: Non-static method flag_flag::factory_by_row() should not be called statically in /home/uaepanda/public_html/sites/all/modules/flag/flag.module on line 1424.
  • strict warning: Non-static method flag_flag::factory_by_row() should not be called statically in /home/uaepanda/public_html/sites/all/modules/flag/flag.module on line 1424.
  • strict warning: Non-static method flag_flag::factory_by_row() should not be called statically in /home/uaepanda/public_html/sites/all/modules/flag/flag.module on line 1424.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/uaepanda/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1078.
  • strict warning: Non-static method flag_flag::factory_by_content_type() should not be called statically in /home/uaepanda/public_html/sites/all/modules/flag/includes/flag.views.inc on line 160.
  • strict warning: Non-static method flag_flag::factory_by_content_type() should not be called statically in /home/uaepanda/public_html/sites/all/modules/flag/includes/flag.views.inc on line 160.
  • strict warning: Non-static method flag_flag::factory_by_content_type() should not be called statically in /home/uaepanda/public_html/sites/all/modules/flag/includes/flag.views.inc on line 160.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/uaepanda/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_markup::element_type() should be compatible with views_handler_field::element_type($none_supported = false, $default_empty = false, $inline = false) in /home/uaepanda/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field_markup.inc on line 49.
  • strict warning: Declaration of content_handler_field::element_type() should be compatible with views_handler_field::element_type($none_supported = false, $default_empty = false, $inline = false) in /home/uaepanda/public_html/sites/all/modules/cck/includes/views/handlers/content_handler_field.inc on line 229.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/uaepanda/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 917.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/uaepanda/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 917.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/uaepanda/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 165.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/uaepanda/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 165.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/uaepanda/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 165.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/uaepanda/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 576.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/uaepanda/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 576.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/uaepanda/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area.inc on line 75.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area_text::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/uaepanda/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area_text.inc on line 119.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_query::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/uaepanda/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_query.inc on line 167.

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 secured using a combination of fiberglass and resin. This transmitter sends a signal when the turtle surfaces to breathe giving the marine conservation team the location of that turtle on a map Spanning three-years, it is hoped that the outcome of this project will lead to conservation policies and plans to protect areas essential for the turtles survival.