We are thrilled to share that The State of the World's Sea Turtles—SWOT Report, vol. XV, is now available online and in print.
The State of the World’s Sea Turtles (SWOT) program is an effort led by Oceanic Society in partnership with the IUCN-SSC Marine Turtle Specialist Group, Duke University's OBIS-SEAMAP, and a growing international network of sea turtle researchers and conservationists. The SWOT program brings together people and programs worldwide to compile and publish global sea turtle data that support conservation and management efforts at the international, national, and local scales.
Published annually since 2006, SWOT Report features success stories, innovations, and new findings in sea turtle conservation, management, and research from around the world.
Some of the highlights from the newly released fifteenth volume of SWOT Report include:
The 2020 SWOT Report also showcases articles by leading sea turtle researchers and conservationists that cover topics including efforts to address plastic pollution, new technology to reduce sea turtle bycatch, using drones for sea turtle conservation, and more.
Keep an eye out for photographs from conservation photographer Ben Hicks (including the beautiful cover image), who joined Oceanic Society on our Five for 50 expedition to Trinidad.
For more maps, photos, facts, and information about the SWOT Program, visit https://www.seaturtlestatus.org/
Amanda Townsel is an Oceanic Society communications strategist, copywriter, and community coordinator. Amanda earned a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of San Diego and a Master’s in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. She is an avid traveler with a professional career that includes diving, marine ecotourism research, and strategic communications for conservation organizations.