Charting multidisciplinary research and action priorities towards the conservation and sustainable management of sea turtles in the Pacific Ocean: a focus on Malaysia

Ahmed, M. and Wagiman, S. and Ho, S.C. and Liew, H.C. and Yeo, B.H and Basiron, M.N. and Sharma, D.S.K. (eds) (2006) Charting multidisciplinary research and action priorities towards the conservation and sustainable management of sea turtles in the Pacific Ocean: a focus on Malaysia. Penang, Malaysia, WorldFish Center, 106pp. (WorldFish Center Conference Proceedings,74)

[img]
Preview
PDF (The document's language is English .) - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (2729Kb) | Preview
Official URL: http://www.worldfishcenter.org/resource_centre/Sea...

Abstract

The four sea turtle species found in Malaysia are the leatherback, olive ridley, green and hawksbill. The threats to these species are acute. Populations of leatherback, olive ridley and hawksbill turtles are on the brink of collapse – threatening a biodiversity crisis in Malaysia and the region. This proceedings contains 8 technical papers presented at a workshop convened in Kijal, Terengganu to chart new directions in the conservation of Malaysia's critically endangered sea turtles and to reverse population decline. They represent a wide range of issues from aspects of biology to a review of 40 years of sea turtle conservation. A paper on the socioeconomic linkages and impacts of fisheries was also included as the workshop adopted a multidisciplinary approach to address the issues. Two case studies, including successful restoration examples from international experiences and restoration efforts in Sabah, pave the way for enhancing turtle conservation in the country.

Item Type: Book
Title: Charting multidisciplinary research and action priorities towards the conservation and sustainable management of sea turtles in the Pacific Ocean: a focus on Malaysia
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Ahmed, M.
Wagiman, S.
Ho, S.C.
Liew, H.C.
Yeo, B.H
Basiron, M.N.
Sharma, D.S.K.
Series Name: WorldFish Center Conference Proceedings
Number: 74
Number of Pages: 106
Date: 2006
Publisher: WorldFish Center
Place of Publication: Penang, Malaysia
Issuing Agency: WorldFish Center
Uncontrolled Keywords: Turtle fisheries; Conservation; Beaches; Nature conservation; Aquatic reptiles; Habitat; Rare species; Marine parks; Coastal zone; Socioeconomic aspects; National planning; Green turtle; Leatherback; Hawksbill; Olive ridley; Chelonia mydas; Dermochelys coriacea; Eretmochelys imbricata; Lepidochelys olivacea
Subjects: Ecology
Fisheries
Item ID: 1261
Depositing User: Mr William Ko
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2008 07:43
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 20:54
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/1261

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Document Downloads

More statistics for this item...