Celebrating 20 Years of Marine Turtle Tagging and Monitoring in Southern Mozambique
The Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve (POPMR), located in southern Mozambique, is part of the Lebombo Transfrontier Conservation Area (Fig.1) and is an important nesting area, from October to March, for loggerhead (Caretta caretta) and leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) turtles (Louro et al. 2006; Costa et al. 2007; Videira et al. 2008). A monitoring and tagging program using titanium flipper tags was initiated in 1994. Initially restricted to a 30-km stretch of beach (from Ponta Malongane to Ponta Dobela), the programme was spearheaded by Mr. Pierre Lombard and his family (Fig. 2) with support from Dr. George Hughes, who then supervised the South African turtle monitoring programme.
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- Biodiversidade Marinha;
- Biodiversidade Costeira
- Identificação, Monitoria, Indicadores e Avaliações
- Reserva Marinha Parcial da Ponta do Ouro