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For many species - loggerheads, kemp's ridley, leatherback and hawksbill turtles -- global declines have reached a point where populations are considered to be critically endangered.

  Through our inaction, are we going to witness the extinction of these species?


Sea Turtles have lived in the Earth's Oceans for nearly 220 million years and are charismatic symbols of marine ecosystems. However, in only a few short decades, human impacts have seriously threatened the continued survival of all seven species of sea turtle in the world.

  • Loss of nesting and feeding habitat;

  • capture in fishing trawl nets;

  • collision with boats;

  • over-harvesting of turtles and their eggs;

  • marine pollution;

  • disease through poor water quality;

all contribute to declines in sea turtle populations.

Government-funded research programs have spent over 20 years collecting vitally important data on the biology, natural history and population trends of Australian sea turtles. This information has also highlighted decreasing populations in the Indo-Pacific region. The Indo-Pacific Sea Turtle Conservation Group (IPSTCG) was formed in an effort to address these concerns.

 

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Primary objectives of IPSTCG 
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Contact information

Indo-Pacific Sea Turtle Conservation Group Inc
PO Box 1190
TOWNSVILLE 4810
Queensland, Australia

Email: IPSTCG@ballyhoo.com.au 


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