Exploitation of Marine Turtles in the Indian Ocean

Marine turtles long have been o f great value to peoples of the Indian Ocean, nutritionally, economically, and culturally. Once directed primarily toward subsistence, the hunting of marine turtles for international trade has increased; today their populations are often so depleted that they are not only insignificant as resources, but are endangered. An understanding o f exploitation is imperative to guarantee future populations, yet available information is sketchy. "Subsistence hunting "is an ambiguous term, since the most intense exploitation is for export.

Human Ecology

Human Ecology, Vol. 8, No. 4, 1980

- N/A

- Inglês

- Não aplicável

- Biodiversidade Marinha

- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias

- Identificação, Monitoria, Indicadores e Avaliações;
- Ameaças à Biodiversidade

- Nenhuma / Não aplicável