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  • Protecting a Turtle Paradise in Indonesia

    May 21, 2013

    The biggest threat to the turtles in Indonesia has been the decades of egg poaching by locals, who can turn a high profit from illegal trade across the border with Malaysia.

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  • Tracking turtles by satellite for better conservation

    April 02, 2013

    WWF places satellite tags on marine turtles in many areas around the world. The information collected from the tags helps us to design better management strategies for their conservation, such as creating marine protected areas for important feeding areas or addressing threats to nesting beaches.

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  • A Brighter Light on Bycatch

    April 02, 2013

    Gillnet fishing, one of the most common forms of fishing in the world, often leads to the accidental capture of non-targeted species. WWF is supporting work to illuminate nets so turtles can avoid swimming into them.

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  • New Hope for Marine Life

    November 06, 2012

    On November 6, 2012, the Government of Mozambique announced the creation of the second largest marine protected area in Africa. Made up of ten islands off the coast of northern Mozambique, this coastal marine reserve in the Primeiras and Segundas Archipelago will cover more than 4020 square miles and contains abundant coral and turtle species.

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  • How Long Do Sea Turtles Live? And Other Sea Turtle Facts

    Sea turtles have roamed the Earth’s oceans for the last 100 million years. Here’s a look at some common questions about the species.

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  • Giving Sea Turtles a Fighting Chance

    In Mozambique, ocean community guards rescue green turtles and build awareness for conservation.

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