Save the turtle

Recovery plan agreed in Asia to protect turtles

source: New Scientist July 7 2001 p19

A number of countries in South-East Asia and bordering the Indian Ocean have agreed on a plan to help sea turtles to recover in numbers. The species include flatback, hawksbill, green, and loggerhead turtles. They are threatened by hunting, getting entangled in fishing nets, and habitat destruction. The aim is to curb these threats, educate the public, and promote scientific exchanges on turtles.