Sea Turtles of Okinawa

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Illegal turtle trade: first steps to monitoring illegal sea turtle parts

By jhjanicki on Thursday,July 28th, 2016 in Conservation, Wildlife Trade, No Comments

The illegal wildlife trade, which is estimated to be worth USD7-23 billion a year (TRAFFIC), has now reached significant global proportions and is an increasing threat to biodiversity. Sea turtles are some of the many species affected by this trade, anywhere from turtle eggs, meat, shells or whole turtles are known to be harvested. Reasons […]

Summary of the 7 sea turtle species and their status in Japan

By jhjanicki on Friday,July 15th, 2016 in Biology, Conservation, No Comments

Species Major areas inhabited Major nesting areas Passes through Japan Nests in Japan Nesting distribution in Japan Loggerhead Temperate, Subtropical East USA, Brazil, Japan, Australia, Oman, Greece Yes Yes The Pacific coast south of Fukushima Prefecture Green Tropical, Subtropical Costa Rica, Australia, Malaysia, Oman, Ascension Island Yes Yes Ogasawara islands, Nansei shotō Hawksbill Tropical, Subtropical […]

Launch of Okinawa Turtles

By jhjanicki on Sunday,July 3rd, 2016 in Announcement, Conservation, No Comments

This website is an informational and educational site that provides information on what sea turtle species are found in Okinawa, how to ID them, what actions you can take to help sea turtles (with an incentive of receiving art prints if you can prove it), as well as a blog page with posts on sea […]
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