June 17, 2022 • News Announcements
We are delighted to announce the publication of SWOT Report—The State of the World’s Sea Turtles, vol. XVII, now available online!
Published annually since 2006, SWOT Report features success stories, innovations, and new findings in sea turtle conservation, management, and research from around the world. The report is produced in collaboration with a global network of sea turtle researchers and conservationists, and then given back to the community free-of-charge for use in outreach and education efforts.
The new report includes a special feature on hawksbill turtles, with new global maps of nesting and at-sea movements. © H. Sauvignet
We are deeply grateful to all of the authors, data providers, and photographers who made this volume of SWOT Report possible, as well as the following donors for their support of the SWOT Program in 2021–2022: Betlach Family Foundation, Mast Family, Moore Family Foundation, Offield Family Foundation, Seiko Watch of America, Joseph S. and Diane H. Steinberg 1992 Charitable Trust, John Swift, and Laney and Pasha Thornton Foundation.
Founded in 2003, SWOT is a partnership among Oceanic Society, the IUCN-SSC Marine Turtle Specialist Group, Duke University’s OBIS-SEAMAP, and a growing international network of institutions and individuals. This powerful group—the SWOT Team—works to compile and publish global sea turtle data that support conservation and management efforts at the international, national, and local scales. Learn more about Oceanic Society’s global sea turtle conservation programs here.
An arribada of olive ridley turtles on Mexico’s Playa Escobilla. An article in the new report explores the extremely high levels of heavy metal pollution found in turtles at La Escobilla. © Tui de Roy / Roving Tortoise Photos