Marine Turtles in Mozambique: Towards an Effective Conservation and Management Program




The Mozambican coast hosts five species of marine turtle including the green (Chelonia mydas), olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea), loggerhead (Caretta caretta), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) and leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) (Figure 1). These species are listed as either endangered or critically endangered by the IUCN-World Conservation Union and are listed on Appendix I of the Convention on Trade in Endangered Species, to which Mozambique has been a signatory since 1981 (Gove et al. 2001). In addition, all turtle species are protected under national legislation so that the killing of marine turtles and possession of their eggs is an offence under a Forest and Wildlife Regulation (Decree 12/2002 of 6 June 2002).


Marine Turtle Newslette






- Todas as Províncias


- Inglês


- Nenhuma restrição


- Biodiversidade Marinha;
- Biodiversidade Costeira


- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias


- Áreas Protegidas


- Parque Nacional das Qurimbas;
- Parque Nacional de Arquipelago de Bazaruto;
- Reserva Nacional de Pomene;
- Reserva Marinha Parcial da Ponta do Ouro;
- Zona de Protecção Total de Cabo de Sao Sebastião;
- Reserva Biológica de Inhaca;
- Área de Protecção Ambiental das Ilhas Primeiras e Segundas



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