March 17, 2020 • News Announcements, Program Updates
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.
The new report contains the first global map of loggerhead turtle satellite data. © Hendrik Sauvignet/Ocean-OBS
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.
2019: Vol. XIV
2018: Vol. XIII
2017: Vol. XII
2016: Vol. XI
2015: Vol. X
For more maps, photos, facts, and information about the SWOT Program, visit https://www.seaturtlestatus.org/
The report includes and article on jaguar and sea turtle interactions. © Ian Thomson