Proceedings of the Twenty-third Annual Symposium on sea turtle biology and conservation, 17 to 21 March 2003, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Pilcher, Nicolas J. (ed.) (2006) Proceedings of the Twenty-third Annual Symposium on sea turtle biology and conservation, 17 to 21 March 2003, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Silver Spring, MD, NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service, (NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SEFSC, 536)

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Abstract

The 23rd Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation was held between 17 and 21 March 2003 at The Legend Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, hosted by the Community Conservation Network, Hawaii, and WWF-Malaysia. The meeting was attended by slightly more than 300 participants representing 73 countries, a dramatic drop in participation from previous years brought about in no small part by the looming war in the middle east region and concerns over travel safety. For 22 years the Symposium had bee an Americas-based event, even though it is the annual gathering of the "international" sea turtle society, and with the move to Malaysia, the Symposium hoped to raise the awareness among the general public of the plight of amrine turtles in Southeast Asia, and share the enormous exspertise of the world authorities on sea turtles with this so-far underrepresented region. Adopting the thems, "Living With Turtles", the Symposium had a very personal flavour, and the smaller number of participants made it possible to make and renew acquaintances, and have time for discussion between sessions. While the travel safety concern excuse was often quoted, it was a pity, particularly to the large contingent of people who attended the event for the first time from underrepresented regions, that many of the household names linked to marine turtle biology and conservation were not present to share their knowledge and promote the global concerns on the plight of turtle populations.

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Proceedings of the Twenty-third Annual Symposium on sea turtle biology and conservation, 17 to 21 March 2003, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Editors:
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Pilcher, Nicolas J.
Series Name: NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SEFSC
Number: 536
Date: 2006
Publisher: NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service
Place of Publication: Silver Spring, MD
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Conservation
Ecology
Biology
Item ID: 2848
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2009 18:14
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 18:15
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/2848

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