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Sea Turtle Research and Conservation

  • ID: 5130593
  • Book
  • January 2021
  • 186 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Sea Turtle Research and Conservation: Lessons From Working in the Field is a comprehensive reference on sea turtle species as presented by global experts. The book looks at the challenges involved, such as cultural differences and how to conduct research in remote locations. Led by a renowned expert in sea turtle conservation, the book addresses the largest issues facing sea turtle species, including poaching, fishing snares, climate change, and more. Chapters in this book range from the use of cutting-edge technology to learn more about this elusive reptile, to working with communities with long histories of sea turtle trade and consumption.

This book is an ideal resource for field biologists and marine conservationists, specifically those working in marine herpetology and with sea turtle species. Policymakers concerned with marine conservation, wildlife protection, and sustainable development will also find this a useful reference.

  • Written by global experts working in the field to study and protect sea turtle species
  • Offers examples of groundbreaking technology to conduct non-invasive sea turtle research
  • Includes human-to-human case studies and advice for collaborating with cultures and communities to save these endangered animals
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1. Field Research 2. Turtle-Nesting Beaches 3. In-Water Studies 4. Collaborative Conservation Efforts with Local Communities 5. Alternatives to Plastic Pollution 6. Ecotourism as a Tool for Conservation 7. Fisheries Research 8. Educational Communities 9. Illegal Wildlife Trade and Wildlife Exploitation

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Nahill, Brad
Brad Nahill is the co-founder and president of SEE Turtles, a non-profit conservation organization that generates financial and volunteer support for global sea turtle conservation projects. He has published numerous articles on sea turtle conservation and conservation tourism, and is also the co-author of the Worldwide Guide to Sea Turtles (Texas A&M University Press). Brad Nahill serves as the Committee Co-Chair for the Wildlife Trafficking Alliance, the Committee Chair for the International Sea Turtle Society, and is on the Board of Directors for the Sea Turtles Forever organization.
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