Project records nearly 6,500 points of location data showcasing turtles’ regional migration patterns
After six months of tracking twenty turtles across Iran, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, Emirates Wildlife Society - WWF (EWF-WWF) has compiled its first report on the Marine Turtle Conservation Project.
Our sea turtles are international travelers! From the satellite data, we can see that some turtles travel from Iran to Saudi Arabia, crossing the international boarders of the UAE, Qatar and Bahrain. The migration data is important for formulating region-wide conservation policy to protect turtle migration routes and foraging grounds.
The report outlines the results provided by the satellite mapping software which recorded nearly 6,500 locations helping scientist determine the turtles exact movements and locations across the region. Anyone can track these turtles through the Internet website and determine their exact location today at gulfturtles.com.
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In April and May 2011, EWS-WWF will be looking to build on the data received and expand the pool of turtles tracked. As more location data is gathered over time from more turtles, we will be in a better position to inform the relevant authorities in each country of the habitat use patterns, both spatially and temporally, for hawksbill turtles in the region.
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